Since metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors, your doctor may prescribe medications to manage these specific risk factors. For example, if you have diabetes or high blood pressure, your doctor may give you specific medications to help control those levels.

Examples of types of medications to help control blood pressure include:

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

Examples of medications to control blood sugar levels if you have type 2 diabetes include:

  • Metformin
  • Glitazones
  • Sulfonylureas
  • Insulin

Examples of medications used to manage high triglyceride levels include:

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

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