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Old 01-13-2017, 16:01   #1
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Hello members,
My mom who is 48 yrs is suffering from diabetes since last 4 years. but up until now since couple of months her diabetes are in control.
However 10 days ago, she suffered from mild Urinary Tract Infection because she was urinating more frequently than normal so, I suggested her to consult a gynecologist. The doctor asked her to do Urine test and got "Bacteria +". The doc prescribed some medicine and its now 10 days.
Now the doctor has prescribed her the following medicines :
1.) Potassium Citrate and Magnesium Citrate Oral (in liquid form) to take in mixed with water(ie. 2 teaspoon morning and before bed after meal).
2.) Cephalexin tabs(general antibiotic).
The doc may have prescribed her the following medicine because she may have complained him about her foul smelling urine.

Later I searched online regarding the following medicine and found out that the antibiotic cephalexin may interfere with her usual diabetic medicine (which consists of Glimepiride and Metformin), esp. Metformin and the doc already knows that she's diabetic. Thus taking into account this following reaction I, asked her not to take Metformin for 7 days because the antibiotic the doc gave is for 7 days.

Also, she took Potassium Citrate solution and told me that its sweet. Will this medicine going to affect her glucose levels??
Does anyone has any experience regarding this medication. If so, please help me. I'd like to hear from you all.
Thanks in advance.

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Unfortunately, some antibiotics can, indeed, raise blood sugar. Fortunately, one takes them only for a short period of time.

I cannot take liquid medicine of any kind because they are full of sugar. Can your doctor prescribe a sugar-free version (if there is one), or tablets of the Potassium Citrate mixture? It might be that she could get the same thing by taking tablets of each of the ingredients together.

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Thanks for the reply VeeJay.
Hmm... I would have to call the doc for that... I wonder why he gave her that medication despite knowing that she is diabetic??
Moreover, I've asked her to go for jogging early in the morning for a brief period of time. (:

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