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Review: could Buspar cause Diabetes?

Summary: Diabetes could be caused by Buspar, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Seroquel, and have Depression.

We study 10,078 people who have side effects while taking Buspar from FDA and social media. Among them, 310 have Diabetes. Find out below who they are, when they have Diabetes and more.

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Buspar

Buspar (latest outcomes from 10,981 users) has active ingredients of buspirone hydrochloride. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Diabetes

Diabetes (latest reports from 382,128 patients) has been reported by people with depression, bipolar disorder, high blood pressure, schizophrenia, stress and anxiety.

On Apr, 17, 2014: 10,078 people reported to have side effects when taking Buspar. Among them, 310 people (3.08%) have Diabetes. They amount to 0.08% of all the 384,872 people who have Diabetes on eHealthMe.

Trend of Diabetes in Buspar reports

Time on Buspar when people have Diabetes * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Diabetes40.00%0.00%20.00%0.00%20.00%0.00%20.00%

Gender of people who have Diabetes when taking Buspar * :

FemaleMale
Diabetes67.39%32.61%

Age of people who have Diabetes when taking Buspar * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diabetes1.04%0.00%1.04%7.64%20.49%37.50%23.96%8.33%

Severity of Diabetes when taking Buspar ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Diabetes ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (128 people, 41.29%)
  2. Anxiety (104 people, 33.55%)
  3. Bipolar disorder (86 people, 27.74%)
  4. Sleep disorder (69 people, 22.26%)
  5. Schizophrenia (44 people, 14.19%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (253 people, 81.61%)
  2. Zyprexa (147 people, 47.42%)
  3. Risperdal (126 people, 40.65%)
  4. Neurontin (91 people, 29.35%)
  5. Abilify (89 people, 28.71%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Never had a NON FASTING blood glucose reading at any time over 125mg/l
    Within 3 weeks of the adding of Ramipril and Triamterene HCTZ to my medications I experienced almost complete blindness over a weekend. The following Monday I went to my doctor and my blood glucose reading was 525mg/l. I have tried all medications (Janumet, Actos, Insulin) none have made any difference.

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Tim J on Jul, 10, 2011:

    I took this drug and it killed 40 percent of my achilles tendon.

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    George P on May, 7, 2012:

    I developed torticollis soon after starting abilify. At the same time, I developed pain in my left side. An MRI revealed 4 ruptured disks in my spine, a known cause of torticollis.

    Conclusion: I have no idea (neither, it seems, do the doctors). But I found abilify very effective for its purpose.

    Reply

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