Lantis (insulin glargine) is an artificial, injectable insulin medication. It is used to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes. In both diseases, the body cannot move sugar throughout the body and cannot control blood sugar levels. Lantis helps evenly distribute sugar throughout the body, moderating blood sugar levels.
Pioglitazone (Actos) is another medication for type 2 diabetes, but differs from other medications. It allows the body to be become more sensitive to insulin, which helps the body control blood sugar levels. Insulin is produced by the pancreas and moves glucose to the different parts of the body.
Some diabetes patients may also suffer from depression or other mental illnesses. Quetiapine (Seroquel) is used to treat bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and depression. It is a mood stabilizer that can prevent manic episodes or depressive episodes.
Lipitor (atorvastatin) is used to reduce the risk of having a stroke or heart attack. Many patients with type 2 diabetes also develop heart disease. Lipitor works by reducing cholesterol levels in the blood. This, in turn, reduces the risk of developing heart disease.
Plavix (clopidogrel) is another medication used to treat heart disease. It prevents blood clots from forming, reducing the risk of heart attack or stroke. It is considered an antiplatelet drug.
Diabetic men who also suffer from an enlarged prostate may be able to try Flomax. Enlarged prostate can cause frequent urination, trouble emptying the bladder, weak urine stream, and other symptoms. Flomax can help reduce these symptoms.