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Drug-Induced Hypoglycemia


Drug-induced hypoglycemia is a condition that results in lowering blood sugar level due to administration of certain medications. Hypoglycemia is a common condition that affects a number of people. Hypoglycemia-drug induced is the alternative name of the condition.

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As mentioned above, due to administration of few drugs the condition of hypoglycemia arises. Drugs like Quinidine, insulin, haloperidol, beta-blockers, MAO inhibitors, Sulfonylureas, bacrtium, etc. results in drug-induced hypoglycemia. Other factors that result in dropping blood sugar levels include drinking alcohol, missing meals, purposefully or unintentionally taking over dosage of medicines that are used for treating diabetes, etc.

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Signs & Symptoms

Some of the common symptoms of the condition are:

  • Hunger
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Shakiness
  • Sweating
  • Palpitations
  • Irritability

Confusion, extreme tiredness lethargy, coma, confusion, etc are common symptoms of long-term (chronic) hypoglycemia.

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Control over blood sugar helps in preventing the disease. Proper exercise, healthy diet, not administering any medication without doctor’s recommendation, etc. are some measures that help in preventing the condition.

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Conservative Treatment Modern Medicine

In order to treat the condition, glucose is given. Glucose helps in providing instant energy and raising blood sugar level to a great level. The doctor will recommend you stop taking that medication that is causing the condition. Some drugs are also given in order to treat the symptoms.

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