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Review: could Celexa cause High blood sugar?

Summary: High blood sugar could be caused by Celexa, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Seroquel, and have Depression.

We study 27,321 people who have side effects while taking Celexa from FDA and social media. Among them, 338 have High blood sugar. Find out below who they are, when they have High blood sugar and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 27,141 people reported to have side effects when taking Celexa. Among them, 306 people (1.13%) have High Blood Sugar. They amount to 0.22% of all the 141,733 people who have High Blood Sugar on eHealthMe.

Trend of High blood sugar in Celexa reports

Time on Celexa when people have High blood sugar * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
High blood sugar25.00%21.88%18.75%21.88%12.50%0.00%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
High blood sugar0.00%0.00%7.48%3.12%12.15%26.48%21.81%28.97%

Severity of High blood sugar when taking Celexa ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
High blood sugar0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from High blood sugar ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (81 people, 26.47%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (49 people, 16.01%)
  3. Anxiety (44 people, 14.38%)
  4. Insomnia (38 people, 12.42%)
  5. Sleep disorder (34 people, 11.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (160 people, 52.29%)
  2. Zyprexa (103 people, 33.66%)
  3. Xanax (72 people, 23.53%)
  4. Lasix (64 people, 20.92%)
  5. Ambien (61 people, 19.93%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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