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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
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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.com/topics/dmp~AN~T115419/Hypertriglyceridemia. 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.com/topics/dmp~AN~T113812/Metabolic-syndrome-in-adults. 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 June 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Marcin Chwistek, MD  Last Updated: 8/27/2018