Gliptins or dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors are used to lower blood sugar levels to treat diabetes type 2. They work by increasing insulin and suppressing glucagon. These drugs include:

Gliptin Treatment Tied to Higher Risk of Acute Pancreatitis
Data were included from SAVOR-TIMI 53 (saxagliptin), EXAMINE (alogliptin), and TECOS (sitagliptin).

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Classes of Medications