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

We study 28,407 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 (latest outcomes from 30,148 users) has active ingredients of aripiprazole. It is often used in depression.

High blood sugar

High blood sugar (high blood sugar) (latest reports from 143,192 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, diabetes, type 2 diabetes, depression, bipolar disorder.

On Oct, 28, 2014: 28,407 people reported to have side effects when taking Abilify. Among them, 402 people (1.42%) 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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  • Anyone experience an elevated Hac1 when taking any of these three medications? My daughter's Hac1 was 7.9 and her blood sugar was almost 500 when she was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes in November. She was first on Abilify, then switched to Fanapt, and then switched to Respidone. I took her off the Rispidone and her blood sugars have fallen within normal limits, so much so that her various doses of Novolog and Lantus for diabetes was gradually decrased, then finally stopped both yesterday since her blood sugar would go below normal limits. I know that any of these 3 drugs can elevate blood sugar...but can they elevate the Hac1 as well? Thank you for your advice. I had asked her endocrinologist about these drugs when she was first diagnosed, and he said they wouldn't. Oddly, her blood sugar returns to normal limits within 6 weeks of stopping Rispidone. She will see the endocrinologist next week and they will retest her blood and have her wear a continuous glucose tester.


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