Hypoglycemia after antimicrobial drug prescription for older patients using sulfonylureas.

  title={Hypoglycemia after antimicrobial drug prescription for older patients using sulfonylureas.},
  author={Trisha M Parekh and Mukaila Ajiboye Raji and Yu-li Lin and Alai Tan and Yong-Fang Kuo and James S Goodwin},
  journal={JAMA internal medicine},
  volume={174 10},
IMPORTANCE Certain antimicrobial drugs interact with sulfonylureas to increase the risk of hypoglycemia. OBJECTIVE To determine the risk of hypoglycemia and associated costs in older patients prescribed glipizide or glyburide who fill a prescription for an antimicrobial drug. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS This was a retrospective cohort study of Texas Medicare claims from 2006 to 2009 for patients 66 years or older who were prescribed glipizide or glyburide and who also filled a… CONTINUE READING


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