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Review: could Celexa cause High blood sugar?

We study 27,394 people who have side effects while taking Celexa from FDA and social media. Among them, 306 have High blood sugar. Find out below who they are, when they have High blood sugar and more.

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Celexa

Celexa (latest outcomes from 30,629 users) has active ingredients of citalopram hydrobromide. It is often used in depression.

High blood sugar

High blood sugar (high blood sugar) (latest reports from 145,756 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, diabetes, type 2 diabetes, depression, bipolar disorder.

On Jul, 13, 2014: 27,387 people reported to have side effects when taking Celexa. Among them, 306 people (1.12%) have High Blood Sugar. They amount to 0.21% of all the 144,548 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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  • My son began having autistic tantrums at school & would pound his head on the floor; neurologist prescribed Celexa to stop self-injurious behavior. After 2 years,doctor changed prescription to Lexapro. Experienced pain in feet/lower legs upon standing/walking more than 1 hour. Age 11 (2006), nerve disfunction began (said his feet felt "sparkly"). I noticed left leg bowing out at knee when he walked down stairs. Began severe muscle spasms when laid down to go to sleep. The spasms/nerve pain became severe & increased difficulty falling/staying asleep. Spasms continued through 1st 1-2 hours of sleep; spasms drew his leg/legs up like a frog. Slept through spasms; they occurred every night & followed a full-body "jerk". Spasms always occurred on the left, & right leg would draw up into a frogleg position. Doctor added Seroquel for severe insomnia. Podiatrist diagnosed shortened achiles tendons in feet/ankles. 6 months after the spasms began, left foot began to change & severe episodes of memory loss occurred(he did not where he was, who he was or who his teachers, classmates, or I were). Would scream & hit his head with his fists. Doctor suspected ALD; tests were negative. W/in 4 months (age 12), left foot deformed into clubfoot/calf smaller. Diagnosed w/spasticity, dystonia, cerebral palsy. Since achiles tendon/club foot developed, can't stand/walk more than 20-30 minutes without foot/leg pain. Doctors suspect neuromuscular disorder but have not diagnosed specific type. 2008-2009, had botox injections in calves but treatment stopped working. Had 2 foot surgeries in 2009 to reposition left foot & release achiles tendon. Left foot much shorter, wider & thicker than right. Developed dystonia/spasticity in forearms/hands 2008. Taking Tizanidine and Mirapex for help control/lesson the spasming & nerve disfunction since 2008. Weaned off Seroquel & Lexapro (2011/2012), because Seroquel made drowsy/caused Acanthosis nigricans; Lexapro made confused.

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    jennifer on Jul, 27, 2014:

    Female 39, have had 2.5 years enlarged groin muscle serve pain in trochanter area, priformus, more recently now also have cervical dystonia, 9 Weeks now. One of my scans of hips said nail patella syndrom can you tell me more about that, what or means for you, or where to get info.

    Thanks

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    Christi on Oct, 11, 2012:

    How do his thumb nails look? Are they absent or split, or have a triangular lunulae? If yes to any of these questions, please research a genetic disease called Nail Patella Syndrome. Myself and 3 of my 4 children have it. Good luck!

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