Some Antimicrobial Drugs May Up Hypoglycemia Risk in Patients on Sulfonylureas

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Patients taking sulfonylureas for diabetes may be at an increased risk for hypoglycemia with certain antimicrobial drugs.

Certain antimicrobial drugs interact with sulfonylureas to increase the risk of hypoglycemia. Researchers sought to determine the risk for hypoglycemia and associated costs in older patients prescribed glipizide or glyburide who fill a prescription for an antimicrobial drug.

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