Combination diabetes pills are medications that are two different diabetes drugs together in one dose. There are many different types of combination diabetes pills on the market today.
Actoplus Met – A combination of pioglitazone, and metformin. They help the insulin work correctly and one medication helps lower the amount of glucose that the liver will make.
Duetact – A combination of pioglitazone and glimepiride. One medication helps to make more insulin in the body and the other lets the insulin work correctly in the body.
Glucovance – A combination of metformin and glyburide. One medication helps to make more insulin in the body and the other lowers the glucose levels that are made in the liver.
Avandamet – A combination of metformin and rosiglitazone. One medication helps your insulin work more correctly in the body and the other will lower the amount of glucose that the liver makes.
Metaglip – A combination of metformin and glipizide. One medication helps lower the glucose amount made by the liver and the other drug helps your body produce more insulin.
Avandaryl – A combination of glimepiride and rosiglitazone. One drug will help make more insulin in the body and the other will help the insulin work more correct in the body.
Janumet – A combination of metformin and sitagliptin. One medication will help the body make more insulin when insulin is needed and helps the liver not put stored glucose in to the bloodstream. The other drug helps lower the amount of glucose the liver makes in the body.
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH)