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Medicines for Other Conditions That May Lower Blood Sugar Level as a Side Effect
Some medicines for other conditions can lower your blood sugar level. Other medicines can hide the symptoms of low blood sugar. This is a concern when you have diabetes. Talk with your doctor before taking any new medicine.
- Medicine to reduce fever and relieve pain, such as salicylate medicines such as aspirin.
- Medicine to treat some types of mental disorders, including monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) such as phenelzine, selegiline, and tranylcypromine.
- Medicine to treat high blood pressure, including some calcium channel blockers (such as diltiazem, nifedipine, and verapamil) and some beta-blockers (such as atenolol, bisoprolol, and metoprolol).
- Medicine to treat malaria, such as quinine.
- Medicine to treat some forms of pneumonia, such as pentamidine.
- Diabetes: Dealing With Low Blood Sugar From Medicines
- Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar) in People Without Diabetes
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Jennifer Hone, MD - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism|
|Last Revised||September 26, 2012|
|By:||Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: September 26, 2012|
|Medical Review:||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
Jennifer Hone, MD - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
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