Effect of antihyperglycaemic agents added to metformin and a sulfonylurea in type 2 diabetes

November 2011
Australian Journal of Pharmacy;Nov2011, Vol. 92 Issue 1098, p90
The article examines the effect of adding a third antihyperglycaemic drug (AHD) to the ongoing metformin and sulfonylurea medication, when blood glucose control is not achieved in patients with type 2 diabetes. Results of studies conducted to evaluate the effect of AHD on glycemic control and weight gain in type 2 diabetes' patients concluded that the drug classes did not differ in effect on HbA1c level. A list of available medicines for diabetes in Australia is provided.


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