Review: could Lexapro cause High blood sugar?
We study 35,596 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 314 have High blood sugar. Find out below who they are, when they have High blood sugar and more.
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Lexapro (latest outcomes from 39,286 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.
High blood sugar
High blood sugar (high blood sugar) (latest reports from 145,394 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, diabetes, type 2 diabetes, depression, bipolar disorder.
On Jul, 12, 2014: 35,586 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 312 people (0.88%) have High Blood Sugar. They amount to 0.21% of all the 145,197 people who have High Blood Sugar on eHealthMe.
Time on Lexapro 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||9.38%||50.00%||9.38%||12.50%||12.50%||6.25%||0.00% |
Age of people who have High blood sugar when taking Lexapro * :
|High blood sugar||0.00%||0.00%||0.62%||5.92%||14.95%||28.35%||32.09%||18.07% |
Severity of High blood sugar when taking Lexapro ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|High blood sugar||0.00%||60.00%||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 * :
- Depression (140 people, 44.87%)
- Bipolar disorder (91 people, 29.17%)
- Anxiety (79 people, 25.32%)
- Sleep disorder (77 people, 24.68%)
- Insomnia (60 people, 19.23%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel (229 people, 73.40%)
- Risperdal (94 people, 30.13%)
- Zyprexa (80 people, 25.64%)
- Xanax (71 people, 22.76%)
- Abilify (71 people, 22.76%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I am a type 1 diabetic and my fasting blood sugar may be 116 at 6:00 a.m. and 2 hours later can be 200+. I use an insulin pump to control my diabetes.
judie on Jan, 22, 2013:
I have been taking generic Lexapro 20 mg for one month. Also, I am a Type 1 diabetic and use an insulin pump. My fasting blood sugar can be 116 at 6:00 a.m. and by 9:00 a.m. it can be as high as 200+ and that is without eating anything. I have adjusted my insulin dosage, but it takes at least 2 boluses to get my blood sugar back in to normal range. Can the generic Lexapro cause this?
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