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Review: could Abilify cause High blood sugar (Hyperglycemia)?

Summary: High blood sugar is found among people who take Abilify, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Seroquel, and have Depression.

We study 28,432 people who have side effects while taking Abilify from FDA and social media. Among them, 402 have High blood sugar. Find out below who they are, when they have High blood sugar and more.

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Abilify has active ingredients of aripiprazole. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 30,179 Abilify users)

High blood sugar

High blood sugar (high blood sugar) has been reported by people with diabetes, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, bipolar disorder. (latest reports from 17,102 High blood sugar patients)

On Dec, 30, 2014: 28,423 people reported to have side effects when taking Abilify. Among them, 402 people (1.41%) have High Blood Sugar.

Trend of High blood sugar in Abilify reports

Time on Abilify when people have High blood sugar * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
High blood sugar5.88%38.82%5.88%23.53%22.35%2.35%1.18%

Gender of people who have High blood sugar when taking Abilify * :

High blood sugar59.58%40.42%

Age of people who have High blood sugar when taking Abilify * :

High blood sugar0.78%0.78%5.43%11.89%19.38%35.40%20.16%6.20%

Severity of High blood sugar when taking Abilify ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
High blood sugar22.22%44.44%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from High blood sugar ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
High blood sugar0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (169 people, 42.04%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (148 people, 36.82%)
  3. Anxiety (101 people, 25.12%)
  4. Schizophrenia (84 people, 20.90%)
  5. Sleep disorder (63 people, 15.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (311 people, 77.36%)
  2. Zyprexa (206 people, 51.24%)
  3. Risperdal (189 people, 47.01%)
  4. Geodon (133 people, 33.08%)
  5. Depakote (101 people, 25.12%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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