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Medicines That Can Raise Blood Sugar as a Side Effect
Medicines that can raise blood sugar in a person who has diabetes include:
- Thiazide diuretics.
- Birth control pills (oral contraceptives) and progesterone.
- Decongestants that contain beta-adrenergic agents, such as pseudoephedrine.
- The B vitamin niacin. The risk of high blood sugar from niacin lowers after you have taken it for a few months.
- The antipsychotic medicine olanzapine (Zyprexa).
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Jennifer Hone, MD - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism|
|Last Revised||July 1, 2011|
|By:||Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: July 1, 2011|
|Medical Review:||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
Jennifer Hone, MD - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
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