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Review: could Amoxicillin cause High blood sugar?

Summary: High blood sugar could be caused by Amoxicillin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Dexamethasone, and have Metastases to bone.

We study 22,155 people who have side effects while taking Amoxicillin from FDA and social media. Among them, 185 have High blood sugar. Find out below who they are, when they have High blood sugar and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 22,008 people reported to have side effects when taking Amoxicillin. Among them, 159 people (0.72%) have High Blood Sugar. They amount to 0.11% of all the 141,250 people who have High Blood Sugar on eHealthMe.

Trend of High blood sugar in Amoxicillin reports

Time on Amoxicillin when people have High blood sugar * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
High blood sugar95.65%4.35%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have High blood sugar when taking Amoxicillin * :

High blood sugar56.25%43.75%

Age of people who have High blood sugar when taking Amoxicillin * :

High blood sugar0.00%0.79%3.15%11.81%3.15%14.17%26.77%40.16%

Severity of High blood sugar when taking Amoxicillin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
High blood sugar0.00%0.00%66.67%33.33%

How people recovered from High blood sugar ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
High blood sugar0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Metastases to bone (10 people, 6.29%)
  2. Depression (10 people, 6.29%)
  3. Anxiety (9 people, 5.66%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (9 people, 5.66%)
  5. Pain (8 people, 5.03%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Dexamethasone (56 people, 35.22%)
  2. Zometa (55 people, 34.59%)
  3. Neurontin (54 people, 33.96%)
  4. Decadron (52 people, 32.70%)
  5. Prednisone (50 people, 31.45%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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On eHealthMe, Amoxicillin (amoxicillin) is often used for infection. Find out below the conditions Amoxicillin is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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  • Believe I passed out several times over a three day period. Could not walk had to crawl to food. Even after a few days Blood Sugar wanted to drop to 40 every time the Lisinopril was taken. Cut Lisinopril dose in half (had been on maximun dose as prescribed by doctor even though I told him I didn't need max dose because I felt good, he said studies by pharm. co. showed better to take more (even if I don't need it?)!!! Didn't feel as good with more but then tooth abcessed. Amoixicillin seems to be the drug that began this horrible experience. No longer trust my doctor but cannot change doctors. Honestly believe if I go to the hospital they will kill me because they will follow drug co protocol instead of seeing me as an individual. Am supposed to go back to dentist on Nov. 30th, but don't know how I will survive another dose of Amoxicillin. Even nearly a week after the incident I am still extremely weak,my blood sugar levels are low even without any short term insulin, long term insulin use is lower than was before taking the amoxicillin and sugar is about 60. should be 80 to 100.


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