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I took doxycycline and my sugar level dropped to 59. I am tired and sleepy. Why?

From Ask the Pharmacist

Doxycycline (Vibramycin) is an antibiotic. Generally speaking, infections can cause an increase in blood sugar. Taking antibiotics would kill the infection and lower the blood sugar to normal. Infections can also reduce a persons energy level. You should always have dextrose or some form of emergency sugar product to take.

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