Oral Diabetes Medicines That Can Cause Low Blood Sugar
Sulfonylureas help the pancreas make and/or release insulin.
- Chlorpropamide (Diabinese)
- Glimepiride (Amaryl)
- Glipizide (Glucotrol)
- Glyburide (DiaBeta, Glynase, Micronase)
Meglitinides help the pancreas make insulin.
- Nateglinide (Starlix).
- Repaglinide (Prandin).
Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors lower your blood sugar by slowing the digestion of carbohydrates.
- Acarbose (Precose)
- Miglitol (Glyset)
You are less likely to develop low blood sugar levels if you are taking:
- DPP-4 inhibitors such as sitagliptin (Januvia) or saxagliptin (Onglyza) help the body make and/or release insulin.
- Metformin (Glucophage).
- Thiazolidinediones such as pioglitazone (Actos) or rosiglitazone (Avandia).
- Diabetes: Dealing With Low Blood Sugar From Medicines
- Diabetes-Related High and Low Blood Sugar Levels
- Type 2 Diabetes
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Jennifer Hone, MD - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism|
|Last Revised||July 1, 2011|
|By:||Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: July 1, 2011|
|Medical Review:||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
Jennifer Hone, MD - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
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