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A 28-year-old female asked:

I wish to have my blood sugar levels tested to see if i may be diabetic, but am currently taking amoxicillin for a cold. will this affect my reading?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Bates
Family Medicine 9 years experience
No: amoxacillin won't make your blood sugar high on lab testing, however physical stress from an infection could. Rather than having a single blood sugar level drawn to screen for diabetes, have your doctor order a Hemoglobin A1C, this is now the preferred method of screen by most physicians since it tells you basically an average blood sugar for the past 3 months.
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 38 years experience
No: Amoxicillin will not affect blood sugar test.
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Last updated May 16, 2015

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