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What are the diabetes drugs linked to hypoglycemia?

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  • Ask your doctor if any of your medicines can cause low blood sugar. Insulin treatment can cause low blood sugar, and so can a type of diabetes medications called "sulfonylureas." Commonly used sulfonylureas include: Glimepiride (Amaryl)
  • Glipizide (Glucotrol)
  • Glibenclamide (Glyburide, Micronase)

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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