By AuntieBear Latest Reply 2010-11-11 07:33:40 -0600
Started 2010-11-08 22:37:14 -0600

Would somebody please tell me exactly what a non-sulfonylurea is? I was able to look up sulfonylurea no problem but can't get an explanation of non-sulfonylurea. Thanks.

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kdroberts 2010-11-11 07:33:40 -0600 Report

Technically a non-sulfonylurea is a drug that isn't a sulfonylurea. I would guess that what you are talking about are drugs that stimulate insulin production but aren't in the sulfonylurea class of drugs. Starlix and Prandin would be the main two but you could make a case for Byetta, Victoza, Januvia and Onglyza as well.

jayabee52 2010-11-09 00:49:30 -0600 Report

Howdy Kara
From what I could determine from several sources, a non-sulfonylurea is an oral Insulin secretogogue (causes pancreas to make more insulin).

Here's a couple of pages from websites which speaks of non-sulfonylurea:

1) from Family Practice

This page has an outline of pertainent information about it and then mentions a number of medications in this class

2) from diabetes self management in a blog:

I pray these are helpful


AuntieBear 2010-11-11 00:48:06 -0600 Report

Thank you for the info. I have been trying to figure out between non and regular sulfonylureas and this really helped.

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