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J Assoc Physicians India. 2006 Dec;54:951-2.

Gatifloxacin induced abnormalities in glucose homeostasis in a patient on glimepiride.

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Jothydev's Diabetes and Research Center, Kerala.

Abstract

Gatifloxacin, a commonly prescribed antimicrobial can produce profound hypoglycemia and disturbances in glucose homeostasis especially in diabetes patients on sulphonylureas. Also new onset disturbances in glucose homeostasis can occur in patients who were unaffected by the previous use of gatifloxacin. Therefore it is suggested that gatifloxacin is better avoided in patients with diabetes and in the elderly.

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17334014
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