Your health care provider may prescribe you non-diabetic medications, or diabetic medications, which may raise or lower your blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, it is important to remember and understand which medications may affect your blood sugar levels. Examples of medications that may lower your blood sugar include:
In addition, beta-blockers may also decrease or mask the symptoms of low blood sugar. For more information, call 8-1-1 to speak with a registered nurse or pharmacist. Our nurses are available anytime, every day of the year; and our pharmacists are available every night from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Some medicines for conditions other than diabetes can lower your blood
sugar level. Other medicines can hide the symptoms of low blood sugar. This is a concern when you have
diabetes. Make sure every doctor you see knows about all of the medicines or natural health products you take. This means anything you take with or without a prescription.
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ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerDavid C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology Theresa O'Young, PharmD - Clinical Pharmacy