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Metformin, Alpha Glucosidase Inhibitors and Thiazolidinediones – Diabetes Medications

by Pravin Shukle, MD
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    The lecture Metformin, Alpha Glucosidase Inhibitors and Thiazolidinediones – Diabetes Medications by Pravin Shukle, MD is from the course Endocrine Pharmacology. It contains the following chapters:

    • Actions of Metformin
    • α-Glucosidase Inhibitors
    • Thiazolidinediones

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    1. Decreases the reabsorption rate of glucose in urine, reducing blood glucose levels.
    2. Activates AMP in the liver
    3. Activates AMP in the kidney
    4. Activates AMP in adipose tissue
    5. Decreases glucose uptake in the gut
    1. GI upset
    2. It is difficult to remember to take the pill before a meal
    3. Frequent episodes of hypoglycemia
    4. Weight gain
    5. Constipation
    1. Activates the satiety receptors in the brain
    2. Increases glucose uptake in myocyte
    3. Increased glucose uptake in adipocytes
    4. Inhibits hepatic gluconeogenesis
    5. Affects fat distribution in the body
    1. Frequent hypoglycemia
    2. Fluid retention
    3. Bone fracture
    4. The drug requires frequent liver enzyme checks
    5. Heart failure

    Author of lecture Metformin, Alpha Glucosidase Inhibitors and Thiazolidinediones – Diabetes Medications

     Pravin Shukle, MD

    Pravin Shukle, MD


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