Review: could Adderall cause High blood sugar (Hyperglycemia)?
Summary: High blood sugar is found among people who take Adderall, especially for people who are male, 10-19 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Seroquel, and have Bipolar disorder.
We study 11,319 people who have side effects while taking Adderall from FDA and social media. Among them, 36 have High blood sugar. Find out below who they are, when they have High blood sugar and more.
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Adderall has active ingredients of amphetamine aspartate; amphetamine sulfate; dextroamphetamine saccharate; dextroamphetamine sulfate. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from 16,963 Adderall 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 17,112 High blood sugar patients)
On Feb, 11, 2015: 11,266 people reported to have side effects when taking Adderall. Among them, 36 people (0.32%) have High Blood Sugar.
Time on Adderall when people have High blood sugar * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|High blood sugar||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||84.62%||7.69%||7.69%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have High blood sugar when taking Adderall * :
|High blood sugar||37.78%||62.22% |
Age of people who have High blood sugar when taking Adderall * :
|High blood sugar||0.00%||10.00%||60.00%||7.50%||5.00%||7.50%||5.00%||5.00% |
Severity of High blood sugar when taking Adderall ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|High blood sugar||20.00%||40.00%||40.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from High blood sugar ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|High blood sugar||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Bipolar disorder (16 people, 44.44%)
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (16 people, 44.44%)
- Oppositional defiant disorder (9 people, 25.00%)
- Agitation (9 people, 25.00%)
- Autism spectrum disorder (9 people, 25.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel (30 people, 83.33%)
- Adderall 10 (25 people, 69.44%)
- Risperdal (24 people, 66.67%)
- Abilify (17 people, 47.22%)
- Prozac (16 people, 44.44%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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It started with just me feeling a bit off which happens because I take Adderall, and I'm pretty sure I took it that day, I do experience some side effects, so just an anecdote I guess. I curled up with a blanket as I was starting to feel a bit more odd. I could hear voices coming from the TV in the other room but they didn't make any sense. Lights started to seem bright/blurry, and that's when I saw a black blob resembling my cat (he's black) sitting at my feet in my peripheral. When I looked down, it disappeared. The aphasia went away but I started to get a little freaked out because well there was no cat. This is when the headache started. Out of sorts, I got up still wrapped in my blanket and went to get ready for bed so I could sleep off whatever this weird thing was. As I walked upstairs I began to feel a bit more like I was in a dream or not quite fully in reality. Once I got upstairs I noticed repetitive flashing lights in a dark room which was quite startling so I ran into my room. I distinctly remember looking into my closet and seeing the shelves bulge out and feeling like my room was bigger than usual. I quickly got changed and went to the bathroom to brush my teeth and such, more flashing lights, and the real lights in the bathroom seemed weird/blurry and bright. I dropped the blanket I was carrying and was hit with inexplicable confusion, I still don't know what I was confused about. I thought I was losing my mind and just stared at the blanket. When I got back to my room I was beginning to get extremely paranoid I was going insane (and based on what I was experiencing I think that would be a typical response) and settled into bed. I was starting to feel better, no more visual distortions and then the headache went away and I felt back to normal. Anecdotally, I feel I should note my cat (not a hallucination) wouldn't leave my side during this episode which is just cute and probably not important but anyway...
The entire thing lasted about 7-10 minutes but it's hard to be sure. I had experienced some peripheral vision hallucinations before this, which seemed to be a side effect of Adderall as they started to happen after I started to take it. They were all like the one of my cat at my feet - black silhouettes. I pushed this incident to the back of my mind out of fear that I was going insane or had experienced some form of psychosis because of the hallucinations.
Just this week I stumbled upon simple partial seizures when doing some research for a genetic disease project (I explored epilepsy out of curiosity). I became intrigued when it reminded me of this event because it explained quite a few of the symptoms (flashing lights, visual distortions, etc.) but the episode lasted too long for that to be the explanation and some things just weren't explained by that. I don't know what this was, and I haven't been able to find an explanation. I even explored the possibility of strokes and migraines but nothing fits. I don't want to say anything to a doctor or my parents because they'll probably send me to a psychiatrist and that is not something I'd like to do.
Still at a loss and confused...
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