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Since metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors, your doctor may prescribe medication 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:

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

Examples of medications used to manage high triglyceride levels include:


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Last reviewed May 2015 by Kim A. Carmichael, MD, FACP

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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