Finding the best prices at pharmacies near you...


Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia is when glucose (blood sugar) levels decrease below the normal level. It is most commonly associated with diabetes and treatment of diabetes. 

Other than diabetes, a variety of other conditions may cause hypoglycemia, including liver disease and associated conditions, starvation, anorexia nervosa, overproduction of insulin caused by a pancreatic tumor, hormone deficiencies and side effects of certain medication, for example, quinine. 

Symptoms of hypoglycemia include sweating, headaches, hunger, shaking, fatigue, heart palpitations, anxiety, irritability, speech problems, and clumsiness. Extreme hypoglycemia may lead to confusion, visual disturbances, seizures and loss of consciousness. 

Treatment of hypoglycemia involves medication, treatment of any underlying conditions, and careful management of glucose levels, often using a continuous glucose monitor or finger-prick blood test. Dietary changes may also help maintain normal glucose levels. Drug classes commonly prescribed to treat hypoglycemia are thiazide diuretics.


Drugs Used To Treat Hypoglycemia:

Ascorbic Acid/Vitamin C Supplements
Commonly used to treat Hypoglycemia.
Other Antiemetics and Antinauseants
Commonly used to treat Hypoglycemia.
Arteriolar Smooth Muscle Drugs
Commonly used to treat Hypoglycemia, hypertensive emergency.
Glucagon
Commonly used to treat Hypoglycemia, radiographic examination.
Glucagon
Commonly used to treat beta-blocker toxicity.

Drugs Related to Hypoglycemia:

Ascorbic Acid/Vitamin C Supplements
Commonly used to treat Hypoglycemia.
Other Antiemetics and Antinauseants
Commonly used to treat Hypoglycemia.
Arteriolar Smooth Muscle Drugs
Commonly used to treat Hypoglycemia, hypertensive emergency.
Glucagon
Commonly used to treat Hypoglycemia, radiographic examination.
Glucagon
Commonly used to treat beta-blocker toxicity.
Electrolytes with Carbohydrate Solutions
Commonly used to treat Asthma, Hyperkalemia, Hypoglycemia, status asthmaticus, bronchospasm prophylaxis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Glucagon
Commonly used to treat Hypoglycemia, radiographic examination.

Blog Posts Related to Hypoglycemia:

New Diabetes Technology, Devices & Products to Watch in 2019

Last year saw some significant steps forward in diabetes technology, with a number of new monitoring technologies and insulin delivery devices gaining US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval over the course of 2018. Among the new products available to American diabetes patients last year...

Read More

What To Do When Your Child Is Diagnosed With Type 1 Diabetes

For parents of children with type 1 diabetes mellitus the diagnosis often comes as a bolt from the blue. There is always a huge amount of information to digest and process and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the sudden influx of information on medications, blood glucose testing, dietary...

Read More

Take Control of Your Diabetes Management Plan

A diabetes diagnosis may seem overwhelming at first, but learning to manage diabetes mellitus enables you to start taking control of your condition, reducing the risk of further diabetes complications and improving your quality of life. Many healthcare professionals can help...

Read More

Fluoroquinolone antibiotics to carry stronger side effect warnings

New safety labeling changes for fluoroquinolone antibiotics, require these medications to carry stronger warnings about potential mental health side effects and the risk of serious blood sugar disturbances. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced measures to improve labeling consistency...

Read More