amoxicillin raises glucose levels?
Posted 20 December 2009 - 05:19 PM
The longer I am on it, the higher my glucose levels are, now running twice as hi as normal.
I could not find any info on this site (or on the Net) that amox can raise glucose levels.
(I was thinking it might be the infection, except my glucose levels were normal prior to going on amox, and the levels have gotten higher the longer I am on the med).
Has anyone else has this reaction? Or has any other antibiotic caused this for anyone? Thanks.
Posted 20 December 2009 - 05:31 PM
Posted 20 December 2009 - 05:47 PM
All I can think of is that the meds are helping your body to fight and the fighting your body is doing is the culprit of the elevated BG.
Infection can raise your blood sugar dramatically. However, antibiotics will also sometimes cause a raise in your glucose levels. My guess, it is a combination.
Hope you are feeling better soon.
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Posted 22 December 2009 - 07:30 PM
I am relieved to learn that antibiotics can raise glucose levels. The dr found out that, after all, I did NOT have an infection, so then it must have been the antibiotics themselves that were elevating the glucose levels.
As soon as I went off of them, the glucose values returned to normal.
Posted 29 September 2010 - 06:35 AM
Posted 29 September 2010 - 03:07 PM
How long did it take, literally, for your glucose to return to normal? 1 day? a few hours?
You're probably going to want to increase your night-time basals around 20% or even higher (some diabetics have noted their basals need to increase 50%+ to stave off 300+ bg readings but YMMV). You're probably on the antibiotics a full two weeks right (or 10 days)? I've noticed that about 2 or 3 days, sometimes 4, after I stop taking antibiotics my blood sugars return to normal. Once, the antibiotic didn't raise my blood sugars at all, but I had to stop taking it 7 days in b/c I developed hives while on it.
Posted 25 August 2011 - 08:53 PM
cures for 1 and 2 are looking closely at gut bacterial populations. And amox would likely effect either the allied or enemy population..
not sure which one though.
Posted 26 August 2011 - 12:25 AM
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