Source:

Nursing2015

October 2006, Volume 36 Number 10 , p 8 - 8 [FREE]

Author

  • CAROL SMITH RN

Abstract

 

Thank you for alerting nurses to dangers associated with the antibiotic gatifloxacin ("Blood Glucose Problems: Gatifloxacin Contraindicated for Patients with Diabetes," Drug News, May 2006). I took gatifloxacin (Tequin) to treat a sinus infection. Although I'm not diabetic, I've had an abnormal oral glucose tolerance test. No one told me about possible glucose disturbances associated with this drug. While I was taking it, I had episodes of shakiness. One episode occurred while I was driving, and I had to pull off the road.

 

No other source alerted me to this adverse reaction.

 

CAROL SMITH, RN

 

Corry, Pa.

 

Editor's note: For more information, see http://www.cdc.gov/nip/recs/provisional_recs/default.htm To learn about another childhood disease that's on the rise in all age-groups, see "Mumps Makes a Comeback" on page 18 of this issue.

Thank you for alerting nurses to dangers associated with the antibiotic gatifloxacin ("Blood Glucose Problems: Gatifloxacin Contraindicated for Patients with Diabetes," Drug News, May 2006). I took gatifloxacin (Tequin) to treat a sinus infection. Although I'm not diabetic, I've had an abnormal oral glucose tolerance test. No one told me about possible glucose disturbances associated with this drug. While I was taking it, I had episodes of shakiness. One episode occurred while I was driving, and I had to pull off the road.

No other source alerted me to this adverse reaction.

CAROL SMITH, RN

Corry, Pa.

Section Description

Editor's note: For more information, see http://www.cdc.gov/nip/recs/provisional_recs/default.htm To learn about another childhood disease that's on the rise in all age-groups, see "Mumps Makes a Comeback" on page 18 of this issue.