Avoiding Drug-Induced Hypoglycemia in the Older Adult

Mary Ann E. Zagaria, PharmD, MS, BCGP


US Pharmacist. 2019;44(10):4-10. 

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Role of the Pharmacist

When pharmacists are aware of the potential medication-related problem of DI hypoglycemia and provide close monitoring and judicious use of the suspected drugs, adverse events can be prevented and/or minimized. Using resources to individualize therapy in older adults with comorbid conditions, anticipating patients' questions about diabetes mellitus, and educating patients, their families, and caregivers about adherence and associated management and preventative measures are highly recommended.