Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Oral hypoglycemic drugs and weight - Weight gain or weight loss mnemonic

Sulfonylureas, Insulin and Thiazolidinediones cause weight gain.
"SIT" is my memory aid for remembering this. (Sitting at home makes you fat.)

Biguanides like Metformin cause weight loss.
"Metformin forms you in,
makes you thin."
(I could be a poet! :P )

For Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists, you need to remember that the drugs end with "-tide". Exenatide liraglutide, etc. Tide is an anagram for "diet" - so tides cause increased satiety and reduce diet :D

SGLT-2 and Weight loss: SGLT2 Surely Generates Less Tummy.

That's all!


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