What dental medications should a person with diabetes avoid?

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Diabetics should avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory steroids such as prednisone, and a class of antibiotics called the tetracyclines. If your dentist wants you to take one of these medications before, during, or after a dental treatment, you should question the reason. Your dentist should know that you have diabetes and that it is not appropriate to administer these drugs because they can significantly disrupt control of your blood glucose.

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