Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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Is My Cholesterol Drug Lowering My Blood Sugar?

Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 02:00 PM

Question: I take Zocor for my cholesterol and I have noticed my blood sugar is dropping. Is the drug causing this, and should I be worried?

Dr. Hibberd's answer:
Zocor is not usually associated with hypoglycemia (lower blood sugar), so I would recommend you see your doctor to determine what is causing it.

Sometimes metabolic disorders such as hypothyroidism and Addison's disease can cause hypoglycemia. But just as a precaution, it might be worth asking your doctor if it makes sense for you to change to a newer anticholesterol agent such as Crestor or Lipitor.
 

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Question: I take Zocor for my cholesterol and I have noticed my blood sugar is dropping. Is the drug causing this, and should I be worried?Dr. Hibberd's answer:Zocor is not usually associated with hypoglycemia (lower blood sugar), so I would recommend you see your doctor to...
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