Oral Antidiabetic Drugs in Research and Development

  • H. Bischoff
  • H. E. Lebovitz
Part of the Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology book series (HEP, volume 119)

Abstract

Current oral antidiabetic therapy has numerous pharmacologically efficacious drugs at its disposal — the recognized sulfonylurea and biguanide derivatives — and, more recently, the α-glucosidase inhibitors. However, a review of the experience with the well-established sulfonylurea and biguanide drugs bears out that the ultimate goal of antidiabetic drug therapy, the prevention of diabetic complications, cannot as yet be met satisfactorily.

Keywords

Neuropathy Triglyceride Nifedipine Hypoglycemia Hydrazones 

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