ORAL HYPOGLYCEMICS (SULFONYLUREAS) Back

Medications

Actos, Amaryl, Avandia, Diabeta, Glucophage, Glucotrol, Glucovance, Metaglip, Prandin, Januvia, Byetta and many others

Description

There are 5 subclasses of oral hypoglycemics that work by either:

  • Stimulating the secretion of insulin from the pancreas (sulfonylureas, meglitinides)
  • Improving insulin sensitivity (thiazolidinediones)
  • Decreasing production of glucose in the liver (biguanides)
  • Reducing the absorption of dietary glucose (alpha-glucosidase inhibitors).
Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletions

Inhibit the coenzyme CoQ-10 enzyme NADH-oxinase or the succioxinase enzyme; both decrease CoQ-10 production

  • CoQ-10
Symptoms of Depletion

CoQ-10

  • Lack of energy
  • Muscle pain and weakness
  • Congestive heart failure
  • High blood pressure
  • Angina
  • Mitral valve prolapse
  • Cardiac
  • Arrhythmias
  • Generalized weakening of the immune system

RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENTATION:

CoQ-10
Additional Supplementation

None

Dietary Supplements that have Potential for Interactions with Drug (or Drug Class)**

None

*Suggested supplements that may support overall health and are not at all intended to replace any prescription medications.

**These supplements listed may have the potential to interact with the drug or drug class. Use caution or avoid these supplements unless approved by your physician or preferred health care provider.