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Sun Oct 07 19:19:52 UTC 2012

With a knee replacement I am given many drugs and now my tests went up. Drugs listed below. I am confused.
Asked By: jim.campbell  

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Valium 5mg, Percocet 5-325 mg, Warfarin Sodium 4mg,Maxzide37.5-25 mg, Toprol XL 50mg, Cephalexin 500mg, Metforman 1000mg. Is there an interaction I should be aware of?
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2012-10-10 21:04:43.0


thanks for asking dLife.

Any form of stress can cause blood glucose (sugar) to increase. Stress could be anxiety. Stress could also be physical. Surgery is a form of stress.

During recovery, you might need to test your blood glucose more often. Based on the results, additional diabetes medicine may be required.

Read about drugs that affect blood glucose!

Take care.

Answered By: Liz Quintana
Accreditations: EdD, RD, LD, CDE
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2013-04-25 14:07:07.0

I do know that when I had cellulitis I was prescribed Cephalexin for antibiotic. During the time I was taking the Cephalexin my BS was very high, I thought it was due to the infection, but when the doctor changed my prescription to another antibiotic, my BS went down to what is normal for me. It was not the infection causing my BS to run high, it was the antibiotic.
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