Oral Diabetes Medicines That Can Cause Low Blood Sugar
Reference Sulfonylureas help the pancreas make and/or release insulin.
- Chlorpropamide (Diabinese)
- Glimepiride (Amaryl)
- Glipizide (Glucotrol)
- Glyburide (DiaBeta, Glynase, Micronase)
Reference Meglitinides help the pancreas make insulin.
- Nateglinide (Starlix).
- Repaglinide (Prandin).
Reference 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:
- Reference DPP-4 inhibitors such as sitagliptin (Januvia) or saxagliptin (Onglyza) help the body make and/or release insulin.
- Reference Metformin (Glucophage).
- Reference Thiazolidinediones such as pioglitazone (Actos) or rosiglitazone (Avandia).
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference July 1, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Jennifer Hone, MD - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism