I have been on the medication for 5 days and my sugar has been high, 250 to 300 and I take insulin.
Can cephalexin raise my blood sugar?
Question posted by martyd1953 on 15 June 2015
Last updated on 5 October 2015
No but infection sure can.
Infection raises the blood sugar. Its often the first sign of infection. Do you have an insulin coverage scale? Have you called your dr?
Cephalexin is in a group of drugs called cephalosporins antibiotics and is used to fight bacteria in the body. It works by interfering with the bacteria's cell wall formation, causing it to rupture, and killing the bacteria.
According to Healthnews on Newsmax dot com, a study showed the incidence of high sugar levels (hyperglycemia) with cephalosporins is 2.1- 3.2 per 1,000 people. Translated that is 2-3 people per 1000 had higher glucose levels because of cephalexin.
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