- The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine (ISSN:09182918)
- vol.57, no.14, pp.2041-2043, 2018-07-15 (Released:2018-07-15)
Quinolones are known to induce hypoglycemia, although there is no written report of garenoxacin-induced hypoglycemia. We herein report a case of garenoxacin-induced hypoglycemia in a patient not taking hypoglycemic drugs. An 89-year-old Japanese woman with type 2 diabetes and chronic renal insufficiency requiring hemodialysis was admitted to the emergency department in a comatose state. Her serum glucose measured 1 mg/dL on arrival. The patient had not taken any hypoglycemic drugs recently and had never experienced a hypoglycemic episode. She had received a four-day course of garenoxacin treatment before the emergency admission. Clinicians should therefore recognize the potential risk of hypoglycemia during garenoxacin therapy.