Paxil-Pravachol Combo Can Increase Blood Sugar

Latest research reveals that a combination of Paxil, an antidepressant, and Pravachol for lowering cholesterol, significantly raises blood sugar levels. The effect was clearly apparent in diabetics who already suffer from high blood sugar.

About a million Americans are thought to be using a combination of Paxil and Pravachol. Taken alone, neither drug increases blood sugar. Also, other combinations of antidepressants and cholesterol medications do not raise glucose levels.

This study was published recently in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. The researchers tested the dangerous combination on mice and found that the combo drastically raised blood sugar in them as well. However, the researchers caution users of the drug combination against over-reacting.

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