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Can I take amoxicillin if I have type 1 diabetes?

From Ask the Pharmacist

Yes, unless you would need to take the liquid version. The liquid suspensions may have sugars with the flavorings that could cause someone with type 1 diabetes some issues. Be sure to take the antibiotic until complete and remember that infections may cause your blood sugar readings to increase. Let your endocrinologist or the doctor who prescribes your diabetes medications, know that you have an infection and keep close track of your blood sugar readings.

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