Drugs affecting HbA1c levels

Mohan, V and Unnikrishnan, R and Anjana, R M (2012) Drugs affecting HbA1c levels. Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, 16 (4). pp. 528-531. ISSN 2230-8210

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Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) is an important indicator of glycemic control in diabetes mellitus, based on which important diagnostic and therapeutic decisions are routinely made. However, there are several situations in which the level of HbA1c may not faithfully reflect the glycemic control in a given patient. Important among these is the use of certain non-diabetic medications, which can affect the HbA1c levels in different ways. This review focuses on the non-diabetic medications which can inappropriately raise or lower the HbA1c levels, and the postulated mechanisms for the same.

Item Type:Article
Official URL/DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/2230-8210.98004
Uncontrolled Keywords:Dapsone; diabetes; glycated hemoglobin
Divisions:Department of Diabetology
ID Code:634
Deposited On:04 Sep 2012 15:35
Last Modified:04 Sep 2012 15:35

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