Acetohexamide

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Acetohexamide
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Clinical data
Trade names Dymelor
AHFS/Drugs.com Micromedex Detailed Consumer Information
MedlinePlus a602021
ATC code
Pharmacokinetic data
Protein binding 90%
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ECHA InfoCard 100.012.301
Chemical and physical data
Formula C15H20N2O4S
Molar mass 324.395 g/mol
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Acetohexamide (trade name Dymelor) is a first-generation sulfonylurea medication used to treat diabetes mellitus type 2, particularly in people whose diabetes cannot be controlled by diet alone.

Mechanism of action[edit]

Acetohexamide lowers blood sugar by stimulating the pancreas to secrete insulin and helping the body use insulin efficiently.[1] The pancreas must produce insulin for this medication to work. For this reason, acetohexamide is not used to treat diabetes mellitus type 1.

Risks[edit]

Oral hypoglycemic drugs, including acetohexamide, have been associated with increased cardiovascular mortality. Talk to your doctor about the possible risks, benefits, and alternatives of using this drug for your condition.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-11-05. Retrieved 2011-10-26.  - Metformin Side Effects
  2. ^ Medline Plus Archived September 11, 2005, at the Wayback Machine. - Acetohexamide