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Review: could Chlorhexidine gluconate cause Blood glucose increased?

We study 2,364 people who have side effects while taking Chlorhexidine gluconate from FDA and social media. Among them, 40 have Blood glucose increased. Find out below who they are, when they have Blood glucose increased and more.

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Chlorhexidine gluconate

Chlorhexidine gluconate (latest outcomes from 2,386 users) has active ingredients of chlorhexidine gluconate. It is often used in infection.

Blood glucose increased

Blood glucose increased (latest reports from 438,603 patients) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, diabetes, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, depression.

On Aug, 15, 2014: 2,364 people reported to have side effects when taking Chlorhexidine gluconate. Among them, 40 people (1.69%) have Blood Glucose Increased. They amount to 0.01% of all the 438,601 people who have Blood Glucose Increased on eHealthMe.

Trend of Blood glucose increased in Chlorhexidine gluconate reports

Time on Chlorhexidine gluconate when people have Blood glucose increased * :


Gender of people who have Blood glucose increased when taking Chlorhexidine gluconate * :

Blood glucose increased80.00%20.00%

Age of people who have Blood glucose increased when taking Chlorhexidine gluconate * :

Blood glucose increased0.00%0.00%0.00%5.56%0.00%50.00%22.22%22.22%

Severity of Blood glucose increased when taking Chlorhexidine gluconate ** :


How people recovered from Blood glucose increased ** :


Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Anxiety (12 people, 30.00%)
  2. Depression (10 people, 25.00%)
  3. Mood swings (10 people, 25.00%)
  4. Sleep disorder (10 people, 25.00%)
  5. Osteoporosis (10 people, 25.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (30 people, 75.00%)
  2. Ativan (29 people, 72.50%)
  3. Aredia (28 people, 70.00%)
  4. Taxotere (26 people, 65.00%)
  5. Flexeril (24 people, 60.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (9 months ago):

  • I suffered Renal failure following oral surgery. Had teeth (all) removed due to dry mouth syndrome, and titanium studs (2) placed in lower jaw for dentures.
    The Oral surg. prescribed Chlorhexidine Gluconate following surgery.
    Approx. 2 weeks after surgery I had to be transported to Hospital by ambulance. I was diagnosed with acute renal failure and placed of Dialysis.
    Spent 4 days in ICU and 3 1/2 weeks in the hospital and had 8-10 dialysis treatments during this period. Still classified as stage 4. No further dialysis yet required.


  • From this study (9 months ago):

  • Debbie J. on Aug, 21, 2011:

    Having knee surgery in the morning, took shower, waited about 20 min till completely dry, and wiped my leg/knee with the above cloths, immeditely, got very itchy, after about 30 minutes, could not stand it, went into the shower and turned on the cool water to run down my leg, although it has now been appx.20-30 minutes, still driving me nuts


    Stacia on Jul, 16, 2012:

    I too also am having knee surgery in the morning and I used the cloths after my shower as the dr asked and WOW the itchiness is so bad its driving me crazy!! I tried to wash it off and its still itching like I have a bunch of bugs crawling on me!!! :-/ Uggghh I can't try and relax itching like this!!


    David Demontigny on Jun, 21, 2013:

    Daughter just had gall bladder surgery. Used the wipes the night before surgery and again just before surgery. When she brought out of recovery she had the rash on her neck and chest. By the next day it was all over her. The next day her surgeon admitted her in to the Hospital and was there for two days. It has been 9 days seance her surgery and she still has it but its better.


    Richard on Nov, 25, 2013:

    Nov 25 2013 3:13 AM Having 2nd shoulder replacement surgery in 2 hrs. Did the 4 wipes after shower last nite. Startted itching immediately real bad then started burning. Took 2 more showers to get the stuff off. Arms burning even this am with slight redness. Refuse to do morning wipes. threw them in the garbage.Leaving for hospital.


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