Actoplus Met XR Alternatives
Oral Diabetes Medicines as Alternatives to Actoplus Met XRFortunately, many different types of oral diabetes drugs are available to treat type 2 diabetes, including:
- Alpha glucosidase inhibitors
- Dipeptidyl peptidase inhibitors
- Ergot alkaloids
- Sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2 inhibitors)
- Bile acid sequestrants
- Other combination medications.
Sulfonylureas are medications that force the pancreas to make more insulin. Because of this, they are effective in controlling blood sugar, but are also more likely to cause dangerously low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). These medications include:
- Chlorpropamide (Diabinese®)
- Glimepiride (Amaryl®)
- Glipizide (Glucotrol®)
- Glyburide (DiaBeta®, Micronase®, Glynase®)
- Tolazamide (Tolinase®)
- Tolbutamide (Orinase®).
Metformin (Fortamet®, Glucophage®, Glucophage XR®, Glumetza®, or Riomet®) is the only biguanide medication currently available to treat type 2 diabetes. It works by helping the body use its natural insulin better. It also decreases sugar (glucose) production by the liver and decreases sugar absorption from the diet. Metformin is one of the two active ingredients in Actoplus Met XR.