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

Revision Information

  • Reviewer: EBSCO Medical Review Board Marcin Chwistek, MD
  • Review Date: 05/2018 -
  • Update Date: 08/27/2018 -