Does Metformin Cause Hypoglycemia?

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Definition

Drug-induced hypoglycemia is low blood sugar that results from medication.


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

All of the following can cause blood sugar (glucose) levels to drop:

  • Drinking alcohol
  • Getting too much activity
  • Intentionally or unintentionally overdosing on the medications used to treat diabetes
  • Missing meals

Even when diabetes is managed very carefully, the medications used to treat diabetes can result in drug-induced hypoglycemia. The condition may...

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