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Anti-diabetic drugs are used to treat and prevent diabetes. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which the pancreas is unable to produce insulin or the body is not capable of using the produced insulin. Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood glucose levels. The three major types of diabetes are- Type 1 (insulin-dependent, juvenile-onset diabetes), Type 2 (non-insulin-dependent, maturity-onset diabetes), and Gestational diabetes. Antidiabetic drugs are used to control and maintain blood glucose level. Insuline, sulfonylureas ( glipizide, glimepiride, glyburide), biguanides ( metformine), meglitinide ( such as nateglinide), and thiazolidinediones ( pioglitazone, rosiglitazone) are some anti diabetic drugs.


Type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus.


Some drugs are contraindicated in patients with cardiac diseases, renal failure, and hepatic impairment.

Special Precautions

Consult a Physician before using it during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Side Effects

Weight gain, water retention, allergic reaction, weakness, loss of appetite, vomiting, lightheadedness, constipation, difficulty in breathing hypoglycemia, lactic acidosis, abdominal discomfort and liver damage.

Drug Interactions

Antihypertensive drugs, antipsychotic drugs, alcohol and some antibiotics.

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