Which medications are used in the treatment of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)?

Updated: Sep 12, 2019
  • Author: Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Answer

Medications used in the treatment of hypoglycemia include the following:

  • Glucose supplements (eg, dextrose)

  • Glucose-elevating agents (eg, glucagon, glucagon intranasal)

  • Inhibitors of insulin secretion (eg, diazoxide, octreotide)

  • Antineoplastic agents (eg, streptozocin)


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