Thursday, November 23, 2017
Pharmacology MCQs- 104
A 56-year-old man with a history of type 2 diabetes presents to his physician for a follow up. He complains of recurrent hypoglycemic reactions to his medications.
Which of these medications is most likely responsible for this patient's hypoglycemic reactions?
The only medication of the listed ones that its mechanism is to release insulin from the pancreas is glyburide. Release of insulin in type 2 diabetes causes hypoglycemic reactions. Other drugs lowers blood glucose through other mechanisms i.e. euglycemic as metformin or preventing postprandial hypoglycemia as acarbose.
The correct answer is A