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What is the most prescribed diabetes medication besides metformin?

posted February 19, 2021
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A DiabetesTeam Member

Jardiance, Janumet, Ozempic, Gliclazide that I know of. Metformin has not so good reviews and would not take if I had other choice. They took me off Metformin last year and put me on Janumet which contains Metformin. This is a funny world we live in.

posted February 19, 2021
A DiabetesTeam Member

Glyburide, Glipizide and Glimeperide, all Sulfonylurea (SU) class drugs, along with Metformin make up the "Top 4" in the US (which probably means most of the western countries as well).

And that makes total sense.

Those 4 have been around, as a pharmaceutical (product) for about 100 years, they all "work well" and they have "always been" generic.

In Ontario a months worth of Glyburide or Metformin runs about 20 bucks (depending on the lab that produces it).

Compare that to a months worth of Ozempic at $1200.

posted February 19, 2021
A DiabetesTeam Member

I been on 500 ml twice a day on metformin since l been a diabetic and have had no problems but I also eat healthy low calories and exercise every day if this helps you out some

posted February 19, 2021
A DiabetesTeam Member

Synjardy ( it has metformin in it and empagliforzin ) , is a wonderful medication. I have been on it for a couple of years. It has helped me lose weight and helps with sugars.

posted March 24, 2021
A DiabetesTeam Member

Just started Synjardy and discontinued Janumet and Jardiance. I will take this win. Sugars seem to be a litte better controlled.

posted November 1, 2021

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