Drugs That Affect Blood Glucose Levels (Continued)

 

Drugs That May Cause Hyperglycemia (Continued): P-Z

Pantoprazole (Protonix, ProtonixI.V.)


Pegaspargase (Oncaspar)


Peginterferon alfa-2b (PEG-Intron)


Pentamidine (Pentam 300)


***Phenylephrine (Sudafed PE, and others)


Phenytoin (Dilantin, Dilantin-125, Dilantin Infatabs, Dilantin Kapseals, Phenytek)


***Pseudoephedrine (Claritin D, Sudafed, and others)


Pralatrexate (Folotyn) - may cause severe hyperglycemia


Prednisolone (AK-Pred, Blephamide, Blephamide Liquifilm, Econopred Plus, Inflamase Forte, Inflamase Mild, Poly-Pred Liquifilm, Pred Forte, Pred Mild, Pred-G, Pred-G Liquifilm, Delta-Cortef, Pediapred, Prelone)


Prednisone (Prednisone Intensol, Sterapred, Sterapred DS)


Progesterone (Prometrium)


Quetiapine (Seroquel)
Risperidone (Risperdal, Risperdal M-TAB)


Ritodrine (Yutopar)


Ritonavir (Norvir)


Rituximab (Rituxan)


Romidepsin (Istodax)


Saquinavir (Invirase)


Salmeterol (Serevent, Serevent Diskus)


Salsalate (Argesic-SA, Disalcid, Mono-Gesic, Salflex, Salsitab)


Sodium oxybate (Xyrem)


Somatropin (Genotropin, Genotropin Miniquick, Humatrope, Norditropin cartridges, Norditropin NordiFlex, Nutropin, Nutropin AQ, Saizen, Serostim, Zorbtive)


Sotalol (Betapace, Betapace AF, Sorine)


Streptozocin (Zanosar)


Tacrolimus (Prograf, Protopic)


Temsirolimus (Torisel)


Tolvaptan (Samsca)


Torsemide (Demadex, Demadex Oral)


Triamcinolone (Aristocort, Aristospan, Asthmacort, Flutex, Kenalog, Tac, Triacet)


Ursodeoxycholic acid, ursodiol (Actigall, Urso)


Valproic acid, divalproex sodium (Depacon, Depakene, Depakene Syrup, Depakote, Depakote ER, Depakote Sprinkle;)


Ziprasidone (Geodone)

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