Tequin messes up blood sugar

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A Canadian study showed Tequin (gatifloxacin), one of popular fluoroquinolone antibiotics, caused 17 times more blood sugar abnormalities which are potentially life-threatening.

Symptoms of low blood sugar include sweating, shakiness, confusion, light-headedness, a racing heart beat and trouble speaking. As the levels drop further, a person may experience seizures, coma and eventually death. The hallmarks of high blood sugar include excessive urination and thirst, confusion, and nausea. The condition can escalate to the point of coma and death. Diabetic patients should not take Tequin.