Question by  Paul55 (23)

Can opiates cause low blood sugar?


Answer by  dryuha (735)

Hypoglycaemia or low sugar state has been seen in emergency setting in patient who was found to have opiates overdose.


Answer by  starmlw (960)

Opiates slow down the body processes including the digestive system. This could make you not hungry. If you don't eat you may have low blood sugar.


Answer by  Anonymous

I haven't seen scientific documentation, but as a Type-1 diabetic who has used his fair share of opiates, they definitely lowers my blood sugar. I damn near killed myself with hypoglycemia the first couple times I shot heroin. Also, I experienced bad hyperglycemic episodes during my detox.


Answer by  Anonymous

yes, absolutely! prior to the discovery of insulin i believe they actually treated diabetics with opium. type 1 diabetics should be very careful if they use this drug.. in fact, it's probably best they don't use it all.


Answer by  jennyv8 (133)

That is not a direct, known symptom of opiate use. However, opiate use can contribute to low blood sugar through liver or kidney damage.


Answer by  Anonymous

Can too much opiates and tylenol contribute to low blood sugar?


Answer by  suresh84 (5)

No........Opiates not cause low blood sugar...opiates means for A narcotic drug that contains opium or an opium derivative..Opiates are so named because they are constituents or derivatives of constituents found in opium, which is processed from the latex sap of the opium poppy

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