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Can pentamidine injections raise my blood sugar?

Yes. If you take pentamidine injections, your blood sugar may go up. You may notice symptoms of increased blood sugar such as nervousness, cold sweats, a clammy feeling, dizziness and weakness. This is thought to be caused by the toxic effect of pentamidine on pancreatic cells. Although this usually starts with a large release of insulin resulting in low blood sugar, repeated doses pf pentamidine can damage the pancreatic cells such that they can no longer release enough isulin resulting in high blood sugar. Talk to your doctor about your symptoms and how to regulate your blood sugar while taking pentamidine.

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