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Can drugs increase the readings I get from my glucose test strips?

A number of drugs can raise your blood sugar readings from glucose tests. Such medicines include: atypical antipsychotics, certain hormones, corticosteroids, dextrose (when given intravenously), diuretics, epinephrine, glucagon, glucose-elevating agents, isoniazid, lithium, phenothiazines, some anticonvulsants like phenytoin, salicylates like aspirin and tricyclic antidepressants.

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