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Oral Diabetes Medicines That Can Cause Low Blood Sugar


Topic Overview

Sulfonylureas help the pancreas make and/or release insulin.

Meglitinides help the pancreas make insulin.

Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors lower your blood sugar by slowing the digestion of carbohydrates.

You are less likely to develop low blood sugar levels if you are taking:

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerJennifer Hone, MD - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Last RevisedJuly 1, 2011

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