Combination Oral Medicines
Brand Name (Generic Name)
Actoplus Met (pioglitazone metformin)
Warning: pioglitazone, which is a component of Actoplus Met, may be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer in some patients after using Actos for more than one year. For more information on side effects, refer to the pioglitazone and metformin sections.
Avandamet (rosiglitazone maleate metformin hydrochloride)
Warning: rosiglitazone, which is a component of Avandamet, can cause or worsen congestive heart failure in some patients. Due to the side effects, Avandamet is now only available to patients who enroll in a special program. Talk to your doctor to get more information on the program. For more information on side effects, refer to the rosiglitazone and metformin sections.
Avandaryl (rosiglitazone glimepiride)
Duetact (pioglitazone glimepiride)
Glucovance (glyburide metformin hydrochloride)
For more information on side effects, refer to the glyburide and metformin sections.
Kombiglyze XR (saxagliptin/metformin)
Once-a-day metformin extended-release (XR) plus saxagliptin, a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor combination tablet. For more information, see DPP-IV Inhibitors and biguanides
Metaglip (glipizide metformin)
PrandiMet (repaglinide metformin HCl tablets)
A meglitinides and biguanides combination drug approved for use as an adjunct to diet and exercise in type 2 diabetes patients when response to repaglinide or metformin monotherapy is inadequate.
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