Metformin Remains the Best Drug to Treat Diabetes

by Kathy Jones on  March 15, 2011 at 8:38 PM Diabetes News
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A new report published in the Annals of Internal Medicine has revealed that metformin is the best oral medicine available for the treatment of Type II diabetes.
 Metformin Remains the Best Drug to Treat Diabetes
Metformin Remains the Best Drug to Treat Diabetes

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine analyzed the risks and benefits of six different oral drugs available in the market and found that not only does metformin has fewer side effects, but it is also cheaper than the other drugs available.

Apart from metformin, researchers also looked at the effects of sulfonylureas, thiazolidinediones, meglitinides, DPP-4 inhibitors, and GLP-1 receptor agonists in 166 different studies.

"Although the long-term benefits and harms of diabetes medications remains unclear, the evidence supports the use of metformin as a first-line agent", lead researcher Wendy Bennett said.


Source: Medindia

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ennairam_23 Sunday, March 20, 2011

Metformin is the drug of choice in the treatment of diabetes. Most of my family members who have diabetes have been prescribed this drug bu their doctors. It is cheaper compared to other anti-diabetic drugs.

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