March 2, 2006
Study Says Tequin Could Produce DiabetesTopics: Medicine
Elderly people who took the medication were 17 times more likely to develop serious diabetes than if they took a different antibiotic, and were four times more likely to be hospitalized for low blood sugar.
The study was slated for a March 30 publication date in The New England Journal of Medicine, but was released earlier due to the importance of its findings.
A research Study using rats indicates that Gatifloxacin-induced secretion of insulin and epinephrine would contribute to the abnormalities in glucose homeostasis (see link below).
Cross posted to Diabetologica
Posted by Richard at March 2, 2006 4:50 PM
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