Sulfonylureas can cause low blood sugar. They help the pancreas release insulin.
Meglitinides help the pancreas release insulin. They may cause low blood sugar.
Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors lower your blood sugar. They do this by slowing the digestion of carbohydrates.
You are less likely to get low blood
sugar if you take:
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ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerTheresa O'Young, PharmD - Clinical PharmacyDavid C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology
Current as ofMarch 13, 2017
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March 13, 2017
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Theresa O'Young, PharmD - Clinical Pharmacy & David C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology
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