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What are older diabetes drugs linked to hypoglycemia?

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Older, less common sulfonlyureas tend to cause low blood sugar more often than some of the newer ones. Examples of older drugs include:

  • Chlorpropamide (Diabinese)
  • Tolazamide (Tolinase
  • Tolbutamide (Orinase)

SOURCES: 

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC): “Hypoglycemia.”

American Diabetes Association: “Hypoglycemia.”

Zammitt, N. , 2005. Diabetes Care

Boyle P. , February 2007. Southern Medical Journal

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on January 21, 2018

SOURCES: 

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC): “Hypoglycemia.”

American Diabetes Association: “Hypoglycemia.”

Zammitt, N. , 2005. Diabetes Care

Boyle P. , February 2007. Southern Medical Journal

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on January 21, 2018

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