Which medications in the drug class Biguanides are used in the treatment of Glucose Intolerance?

Updated: Jun 28, 2019
  • Author: Samuel T Olatunbosun, MD, FACP, FACE; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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These agents improve peripheral glucose uptake and utilization.

Metformin (Glucophage, Glucophage XR, Fortamet, Glumetza, Riomet)

Metformin reduces insulin resistance (ie, metformin is an insulin sensitizer). Hepatic glucose output is decreased; peripheral insulin-stimulated uptake is increased.

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