Question 6

Classify the oral hypoglycaemic drugs (20% marks); include their mechanism of action (40% marks) and their most significant side effects (40% marks).

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College Answer

High scoring answers most often started with a strong and logical structure and focused on the requested categories of information. Many candidates gave good answers across the wide range of drugs. Several candidates could have scored more highly by giving more correct information on biguanides and sulphonylureas.