Oral Medications

Metformin, Actos, and Avandia are just a few of the most common diabetes medications prescribed. Find out what others are saying about their diabetes medications and discuss medication side effects with members of the diabetes medication forum—and, of course, your doctor.

Oral Medications Ratings

Latest Diabetic Oral Medications Reviews

Metformin


Metformin

Pros: Daily bowel movements

Cons: Itching

Overall: Overall experience is good.

By Beachgirl1

Glipizide


Works for some. Beware of side effects.
 

Pros: One of the older "standard" (and available generically) diabetes drugs; inexpensive.

Cons: Side effects.

Overall: The Other Half experienced severe leg cramps from this medication when the doctor upped the dose. (I was surprised to find "leg cramps" among the common adverse effects for this drug.) His dose was dialed back and an injectable drug added in to his regimen.

By tmana