antidiabetic consisting of any of several drugs that reduce the level of glucose in the blood; used to treat diabetes mellitus
Any group of medications to treat Type II diabetes. Causes the beta cells of the pancreas to release more insulin.
A class of oral medicine for type 2 diabetes that lowers blood glucose glucose by helping the pancreas to make more insulin. Examples include Amaryl® (glimepiride), Glucotrol® (glipizide), and Micronase® (glyburide).
a class of oral medicine for type 2 diabetes that lowers blood glucose by helping the pancreas make more insulin and by helping the body better use the insulin it makes. (Generic names: acetohexamide, chlorpropamide, glimepiride, glipizide, glyburide, tolazamide, tolbutamide.)
Sulfonylurea derivatives are a class of antidiabetic drugs that are used in the management of diabetes mellitus type 2 ("adult-onset"). They act by increasing insulin release from the beta cells in the pancreas.