When buying over the counter medicines, go sugar-free.

29381990-2647-11df-b61e-0017a4aa266a 0e6d33e5-2649-11df-9d36-0017a4aa266a Health_Wellness.over.counter.medications-Tip71Many over-the-counter medications, such as cough syrup and antacids, contain sugar, which can create a problem in controlling your blood glucose levels. Read the labels and look for medications that are labeled “sugar-free. Or ask you doctor or pharmacist for recommendations.

Reviewed by Francine Kaufman, MD. 4/08

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Last Modified Date: November 28, 2012

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