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Can Nifedipine cause low blood sugar?

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Posted on Mon, 9 Oct 2017
Question: In Type 1 diabetics can nifedipine cause or contribute to low blood sugar (hypoglycimia)?
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
No!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks so much for this query.

Nifedidpine cannot cause or aggravate low blood sugar. If you had low blood sugar, it is related to diet and drugs used in treatment of diabetes and not Nifedipine. I will suggest you review your diet, medications and send a list to me for review and guidance.

I wish you well. Feel free to follow up with me for more details and clarifications if need be.
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Can Nifedipine cause low blood sugar?

Brief Answer: No! Detailed Answer: Hi and thanks so much for this query. Nifedidpine cannot cause or aggravate low blood sugar. If you had low blood sugar, it is related to diet and drugs used in treatment of diabetes and not Nifedipine. I will suggest you review your diet, medications and send a list to me for review and guidance. I wish you well. Feel free to follow up with me for more details and clarifications if need be.