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 or can interfere with whether you develop symptoms of low blood
sugar. This is a concern when you have
diabetes. Talk with your doctor before taking any new
Medicines that can lower your blood sugar level include:
Medicines to reduce fever and relieve pain, such
as salicylate medicines like aspirin.
Medicines to treat some
types of mental disorders, such as monoamine oxidase inhibitors
Pentamidine, such as NebuPent
and Pentam 300.
Some medicines can interfere with whether you develop symptoms of low blood sugar, leading to your blood sugar
level dropping very low before you are aware of it. These medicines include
heart medicines (beta-blockers) such as propranolol (for example, Inderal),
nadolol (for example, Corgard), and metoprolol (for example, Lopressor).
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.