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Learn About Diabetes Medicines

The first step in managing your medicines is to know what you are taking.

With your medicines nearby, read the information on this website to know:

  • the common names of the medicine
  • the class of medicine
  • the benefits of taking the medicine
  • how the medicine works
  • side effects and your role

The first step in managing your medicines is to know what you are taking.

There are many types of diabetes medicines. Each type is unique and works in its own way within your body.

Remember, people have diverse side effects from the same medicine. A medicine that helps one person may not help you.

Work with your doctor and pharmacist to find the best medicine for you. The best medicine for you will be different than for someone else.

Find Your Medicine

With your medicines nearby, read the information on this website.

We have listed:

  • common names of the medicines
  • the class of medicine
  • the benefits of taking the medicine
  • how the medicine works
  • side effects and your role

Diabetes medicines

Brand names are listed for information only. UHN's Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation Program is not recommending or endorsing any specific brand of medicine.

Last Reviewed: 10/16/2016