Medications for Metabolic Syndrome

Medications for Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors. Some medicines can be used to treat metabolic syndrome if other methods to treat it don’t work.

Blood pressure may be treated with:

  • Diuretics
  • Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors
  • Beta blockers
  • Calcium channel blockers

Blood glucose may be treated with:

  • Metformin
  • Glitazones
  • Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors
  • Orlistat

Triglycerides may be treated with:

  • Statins
  • Fibrates
  • Niacin
  • Omega-3 fatty acids

Obesity may be treated with:

  • Orlistat

References:

Hypertension. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T115345/Hypertension . Updated August 20, 2018. Accessed August 27, 2018.
Hypertriglyceridemia. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed... . Updated June 4, 2018. Accessed August 27, 2018.
Metabolic syndrome. Merck Manual Professional Version website. Available at: https://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/nutritional-disorders/obesity-and-the-metabolic-syndrome/metabolic-syndrome. Updated December 2016. August 27, 2018.
Metabolic syndrome. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Available at: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/metabolic-syndrome. Accessed August 27, 2018.
Metabolic syndrome in adults. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed... . Updated March 29, 2018. Accessed August 27, 2018.
Prevention and treatment of metabolic syndrome. American Heart Association website. Available at: https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/metabolic-syndrome/prevention-and-treatment-of-metabolic-syndrome. Accessed August 27, 2018.
Last reviewed May 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Marcin Chwistek, MD
Last Updated: 8/27/2018

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