HealthDay – Certain Antibiotics Tied to Blood Sugar Swings in Diabetics

 – August 15, 2013  –– 

Diabetes patients who take a certain class of antibiotics are more likely to have severe blood sugar fluctuations than those who take other types of the drugs, a new study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases finds. "Given a number of alternatives, physicians may consider prescribing alternate antibiotics in the place of fluoroquinolones (particularly moxifloxacin) to patients with diabetes," said Christopher Ochner, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. "In general, this study demonstrates that closer attention needs to be paid to particular drug-condition interactions."
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