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T1D and flucloxacillin

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by himtoo, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. himtoo

    himtoo Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi All
    Been prescribed this antibiotic today for an infection ( all good I hear you say )

    it is meant to be taken 4 times per day at equal intervals but...... no meals or eating 2 hours either side of taking

    so........... can anyone help with timing of eating at all ??

    I was thinking 4am , 10am . 4pm , and 10pm for the medicine

    meals at 7:30am , 12:30pm , 6:30pm

    there is no allowance for hypos though !! :eek:

    any thoughts anyone ?????
     
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    dancer Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Are you likely to have hypos when you have an infection?
     
  3. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Moderator
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    Morning @himtoo - Whilst it says "on an empty stomach", it's not a huge deal if you don't do that, but if you aim for when you wake, mid-morning, mid-afternoon and just before bed, you're probably not going to go too far wrong. It's more a case of not having absorption going on concurrently with taking them, so a couple of hours leeway is needed.

    And in addition, the 6 hour intervals also have a bit of leeway too...
     
  4. himtoo

    himtoo Type 1 · Moderator
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    thanks for the replies -- I set an alarm for 4am and took my first one , have just eaten brekkie , and will take my next one around 10am
    thanks @tim2000s for your thoughts -- I will cut myself a bit of slack going forward the rest of the week !!:)

    @dancer -- my bloods have not been elevated with this infection - I have apparently burst a blood vessel in my leg and the flucloxacillin is to calm down the swelling and heat emanating from the area. ( so maybe an actual infection is not the correct word) but that is what the doctor prescribed.
     
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  5. ringi

    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Talk to your chemists they are very good with the type of issue (better then most GPs).
     
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