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Diabetes

Question
Posted by: | 2020/01/30

Q.

Insulin and other medication

I'm taking insulin during the morning and at night am I able to take other medications, for instance, for infections and other tablets for colds and fever while taking insulin. 

Expert's Reply

A.

Diabetes expert
- 2020/02/04

Hi

The question is very broad. Antibiotics are genrally fine, but certain cold and flu medications can increase blood glucose(as they contain sugar). The other issue, is that some cold and flu  medications  contain pseudoephedrine(like adrenaline) and this can aggravate glucose and blood pressure. You therefore need to check with the pharmacist to see which medications won't aggravate your glucose or blood pressure. Paracetamol and aspirin are both fine to take 

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