What drugs affect glucose levels? Many can, including steroids, anxiety and depression medications, statins, beta-blockers, some acne & asthma medications.
Knowing the drugs that can affect blood glucose levels is essential in properly caring for your diabetes patients. Some medicines raise blood sugar in patients while others might lower their levels. However, not all drugs affect patients the same way.
443 Drugs that can Affect Blood Glucose Levels is also available as a downloadable PDF.
Last Revised: 04/5/2020
Table of Contents:
Drugs that May Cause Hyperglycemia
Drugs that May Cause Hypoglycemia
Drugs that May Cause Hyper- or Hypoglycemia
Drugs that Mask Hypoglycemia
Drugs That May Cause Hyperglycemia (High Blood Sugar)
Abacavir + lamivudine, zidovudine (Trizivir®)
Abacavir + dolutegravir + lamivudine (Triumeq®)
Albuterol (Ventolin®, Proventil®)
Albuterol + ipratropium (Combivent®)
Aliskiren + amlodipine + hydrochlorothiazide (Amturnide®)
Aliskiren + amlodipine (Tekamlo®)Ammonium chloride
Amphotericin B (Amphocin®, Fungizone®)
Amphotericin B lipid formulations IV (Abelcet®)
Arsenic trioxide (Trisenox®)
Asparaginase (Elspar®, Erwinaze®)
Atazanavir (Reyataz ®)
Atazanavir + cobistat (Evotaz®)
Atenolol + chlorthalidone (Tenoretic®)
Atovaquone (Mepron®) ....
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