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Can augmentin increase blood sugar?

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Can augmentin increase blood sugar?
Posted Mon, 30 Sep 2013 in General Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 20 minutes later
Brief Answer:
it does not affect blood sugar

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

There are some medication that can result in an elevated blood glucose reading. At present augmentin is not known to have that side effect.

The antibiotic associated with increased risk of hyperglycemia is amphotericin B.

Infections can result in an increased blood sugar due to the body's stress response so the infection that is being treated by the augmentin would be responsible for the increase.

You may have to adjust your mediations while the infection is being treated to maintain control.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any additional questions
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Follow-up: Can augmentin increase blood sugar? 2 days later
can benzonatate increase blood sugar?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 11 minutes later
Brief Answer:
this is not a known side effect of this drug

Detailed Answer:
HI

Benzonatate is a non narcotic cough suppressant that works in the airways. It decreases the sensitivity of the receptors in the lungs and by this mechanism reduces coughing.

It is not known to have an impact on blood sugar levels.

Please feel free to ask any additional questions
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