Endocrinol Metab > Volume 24(4); 2009 > Article
Journal of Korean Endocrine Society 2009;24(4):277-280.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3803/jkes.2009.24.4.277    Published online December 1, 2009.
A Case of Prolonged Hypoglycemia Post Topiramate Treatment an Anti-convulsant, in a Type 2 Diabetic Patient.
Myung Jun Lee, Yoon Shick Yom, Hyun woo Lim, Sung Tae Kim, Yu Mi Lee, Youn Zoo Cho, Kang Woo Lee, Byung Joon Kim, Keun Young Park, Dong Mee Lim
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Konyang University, Korea.
Abstract
Topiramate is a drug used to treat epilepsy, and is known for its effects including reduced appetite resulting in lower body weight, and the lowering of neutral fat. In addition, topiramate is known to reduce blood sugar levels by increasing insulin sensitivity and by increasing insulin secretion by glucose stimulation. The authors report a case of persistent hypoglycemia, in a patient who had been administrating topiramate, as a treatment for epilepsy following an episode of cerebral infarction.
Key Words: diabetes mellitus, hypoglycemia, topiramate


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