Type 2 Oral Diabetes Medications (Oral)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Type 2 Diabetes Warning Signs

Side effects of meglitinides

The most common side effects of meglitinides are hypoglycemia and weight gain. The risk for hypoglycemia and weight gain appears to be low in comparison to sulfonylureas.

Side effects of α-glucosidase

α-glucosidase inhibitors most commonly cause

Side effects of SGLT-2 inhibitors

The most common side effects associated with SGLT-2 inhibitors include

  • vaginal yeast infections,
  • yeast infections of the penis,
  • Upper respiratory tract infections,
  • UTIs, and
  • changes in urination (urinary urgency, urinating more often and in larger amount).

Other reported side effects

Side effects of bile acid sequestrants

The most common side effects of bile acid sequestrants include:

Colesevelam also may cause an increase in triglyceride levels.

Side effects of bromocriptine mesylate (Cycloset)

Side effects associated with bromocriptine therapy include:\

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/8/2015

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  • Oral Diabetes Medications - Types

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