My blood sugar soared to 300 about 3hrs after takinbg the first does for an ear infection. Is this a known problem for this drug?
Is Augmentin 875 known to raise Blood sugar in diabetics??
Question posted by Nancy OKeefe on 16 July 2014
Last updated on 8 December 2019 by pandabear1961
It does raise your blood sugar for a fact. they just put me on it. and i don't have a infection it was gave to me as a precaution for cellulitis which they said i didn't have. anyway my sugar was running around 115 to 120 a day after i started taking Augmentin my sugar went to at least 310 and that was after sleeping all night. other antibotics make it raise also like Keflex and others i have taken. and the insulin dont seem to take it down.
I am NOT a diabetic. My sugar runs in the low 90's. I check my blood because I am predisposed to it. Several of my relatives have type 2. So, I believe I am proof that Augmentin raises blood sugar. I have been on it for 3 days for upper respiratory infection. My sugar is up 10 points first thing in the morning. My last meal was healthy balanced and about 600 calories. No reason for a noticeable difference. You are all correct!!
I had normal sugar levels before taking the augmentin 875. Had the sinus infection for a month and bronchitis for several weeks, so my sugars were fine till I started the augmentin, then they have gone to high 300's, definately is augmentin
My readings have certainly been higher than before starting the drug. I also had the infection for days before starting Augmentin. There seems to be a link.
I’ve been going crazy trying to figure out why my blood sugar won’t go down. I’ve been using 2 to 3 times the amount of insulin I was using before starting to take augmentin. I’m relieved to see many others have had the same experience. I’ve been worried something more serious was happening.
I did a Google search to find out if Augmentin was the cause of my blood sugar spike. Like many others, my blood sugars were in the mid to high 100s before the Augmentin regime. Shortly after taking my 1st dose of Augmentin, my blood sugar reading was 300. After 2 1/2 days taking Augmentin, my blood sugars are in the high 200s to 300. I'm going to stop taking Augmentin and ask my Dr. for a different antibiotic.
I am with the majority of you. On numerous occasions I have been placed on Augmentin. Trust me the infection was there quite sometime, and my glucose levels were within the normal range. Everytime I have taken Augmentin my glucose levels raise to extreme levels. So I personally decides, I was going to see fir myself. I took an augmentin, when I wasn't sick at all, and no infection. Well same outcome within a few hours my glucose levels were high. I think they need to do a study on this. There is several places that state no it can not be the augmentin, but it seems it does for alot of people. I guess not a direct answer just my experiences.
No, what's raising your blood sugar is the infection. Its the bodies reaction to infection. Its coincidental that it happened when you started the pill.
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