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What Are the Side Effects of Oral Diabetes Medications?

Side effects of first- and second-generation sulfonylurea medicine include:

Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose)
Upset stomach
Skin rash or itching
Weight gain

Side effects for biguanide medications include:

Upset stomach (nausea, diarrhea)
Metallic taste in mouth

Side effects for thiazolidinediones are rare but may include:

Elevated liver enzymes
Liver failure
Respiratory infection
Fluid retention
Side effects for alpha-glucosidase inhibitors include:

Stomach upset (gas, diarrhea, nausea, cramps)

Side effects of meglitinides include:

Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose)
Stomach upset

Always take your oral diabetes medicine exactly as prescribed
and discuss any specific concerns you might have with your
health care provider.

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