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Wed Jan 08 21:28:23 EST 2014

I just started taking the drug Amiodarone, and my blood sugars have increased is this normal?
Asked By: mattaj  

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I'm on day two of taking 400mg 3x aday for foud days then 200mg once a day
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2014-04-29 17:27:40.0

Hello,

Thanks for asking dLife.

Amiodarone is usually prescribed to help keep the heart beating normally in people with ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation.

Amiodarone is not listed as one of the drugs that raises blood glucose. The elevated blood glucose may have been cause by something else. Keep track of your blood glucose readings.

Also, other side effects may or may not occur. Some effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine.

If your blood glucose continues to increase or you experience other side effects, talk with your doctor. He or she may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Always check-in if side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Learn more about the drugs that raise blood glucose.

Take care.

Answered By: Liz Quintana
Accreditations: EdD, RD, LD, CDE
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