... diuretic like Furosemide?
It is the only med. change I have made in last 10 days and now my blood sugar levels are soaring up to: 190-347 they used to be in the range of 90-120. Point me in the right direction on the internet for interaction between Furosemide and the 2 types of insulin I take: Lantus & Humalog/Novolog
Diabetes, Type 2 - Have any of you had a problem with high blood sugar levels after starting on a?
- 6 Jul 2010 by Sandy555
- 20 February 2019 (9 weeks ago)
- heart failure, high blood pressure, diabetes, type 2, furosemide, congestive heart failure, edema, pre-diabetes, blood disorders
... diuretic like Furosemide?
Furosemide is a diuretic generally prescribed to reduce the water levels in the body, it causes excessive urination, generally recommended to patients who are diabetics. It also helps to lower HBP. Try talking to your doctor to give you an alternate, perhaps torsemide could be well tolerated, but please do not change meds with talking to your doctor.
furosemide ↔ insulin glargine/Humalog
Applies to: furosemide, Lantus (insulin glargine)
MONITOR: The efficacy of oral hypoglycemic agents and insulin may be diminished by certain drugs, including thiazides and other diuretics, corticosteroids, estrogens, progestins, thyroid hormones, human growth hormone, phenothiazines, atypical antipsychotics, sympathomimetic amines, protease inhibitors, phenytoin, megestrol, danazol, isoniazid, asparaginase, pegaspargase, diazoxide, temsirolimus, as well as pharmacologic dosages of nicotinic acid and adrenocorticotropic agents.
These drugs may interfere with blood glucose control because they can cause hyperglycemia, glucose intolerance, new-onset diabetes mellitus, and/or exacerbation of preexisting diabetes.
MANAGEMENT: Close clinical monitoring of glycemic control is recommended if these drugs are coadministered with antidiabetic agents. Likewise, patients should be observed for hypoglycemia when these drugs are withdrawn from their therapeutic regimen. Dose adjustments of the hypoglycemic agent may be required.
Hope the info helps?
Unfortunately yes it does, I am also a Type 2 Diabetic and on a wide variety of other meds. I was on Lasix(Furosemide) and had to be put on Hydrochlorothiazide instead for my B/P as well as two other meds for it. Insulin and Type 2 Diabetes can be very tricky with alot of meds so please check with your doctor about mixing them and see what he/she says is safe for you because everyone responds differently, keep safe and take care. marjorie zych
I started the diuretic (anti-hypertensive) drug Chlorthalidone 25 mg 1 x day back on Nov. 19, 2018. My diabetes had been well-controlled on medications. Suddenly my blood sugar soared to 200, and by January 2019, it was 407. My doctor put me on Prandin as a sort of emergency drug (he said to take Prandin if my blood sugar was over 330), and my blood sugar DID come back down below 200 most times I stick my finger. But it was a bit scary there for a few days, after that "407" blood sugar score (the LAB called to tell me that score, and urged me to call my doc right away). I was taking Metformin ER 1 x day and a weekly Bydureon shot before I started the Chlorthalidone. I have continued to have other debilitating side effects (severe constipation, fatigue, etc.) from this drug, but at least my blood sugar levels have returned to fairly comfortable numbers.
- Furosemide Information for Consumers
- Furosemide Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Furosemide (detailed)
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