Consumer Group Seeks FDA Ban on Avandia
...ed for the drug, Public Citizen said.
The group said safer, more effective drugs for type 2 diabetes included metformin (brand name Glucophage) and glipizide
(brand name Glucotrol). Pioglitazone (brand name Actos) isn't recommended, because it shares most of Avandia's toxicities, with the exception of heart...
GlaxoSmithKline Obtains Exclusive U.S. OTC Marketing Rights to MEVACOR(R) (lovastatin) from Merck & Co., Inc.
...emic Agents: In pharmacokinetic studies of MEVACOR in
hypercholesterolemic non-insulin dependent diabetic patients, there was no
drug interaction with glipizide
or with chlorpropamide (see CLINICAL
PHARMACOLOGY, Clinical Studies).
HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors interfere with cholesterol s...
Mayo Clinic researchers: Insulin-boosting medication does not impair ability to survive heart attack
... pills to increase insulin release to lower blood sugar. Second-generation sulfonylureas -- known collectively as SU2 -- include glimepiride (Amaryl), glipizide
(Glucotrol, Glucotrol XL), and glyburide (DiaBeta, Micronase, Glynase).(1)
Significance of the Mayo Clinic Study
The prevalence of diabetes me...
Diabetes Drug Benefits vs. Risks
... rates of edema and heart failure.
The researchers also concluded that taking pioglitazone in combination with the sulfonylureas such as tolbutamide, glipizide
and glimepiride may cause dangerous drops in blood glucose.
Richter, an assistant professor in the department of endocrinology, diabetes and rheum...
Sitagliptin, Under Investigation For Type 2 Diabetes
...nificant weight gain and a low risk of hypoglycaemia. Patients treated with glipizide
had an average weight gain of 1.1 kilogram relative to placebo. Adverse eve... in 4 percent of patients taking Sitagliptin, 17 percent of patients taking glipizide
and 2 percent of patients taking placebo.
Results from the studies cond...