Warfarin and sulfonylureas: a dangerous cocktail?

Diabetes patients taking glipizide or glimepiride may be at increased risk of a hospital admission for hypoglycaemia if they are started on warfarin, according to a large US study.

Data from nearly a half a million T2DM patients on glipizide or glimepiride show an adjusted 22% higher incidence of hypoglycaemia requiring a hospital admission in those also taking warfarin.

That risk is