Review: could Lexapro cause High blood sugar (Hyperglycemia)?
Summary: High blood sugar is found among people who take Lexapro, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Seroquel, and have Depression.
We study 35,756 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 has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 39,466 Lexapro users)
High blood sugar
High blood sugar (high blood sugar) has been reported by people with diabetes, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, bipolar disorder. (latest reports from 17,112 High blood sugar patients)
On Feb, 24, 2015: 35,756 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 314 people (0.88%) have High Blood Sugar.
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||8.82%||47.06%||8.82%||11.76%||14.71%||5.88%||2.94% |
Age of people who have High blood sugar when taking Lexapro * :
|High blood sugar||0.00%||0.00%||0.62%||5.88%||14.86%||28.17%||32.20%||18.27% |
Severity of High blood sugar when taking Lexapro ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|High blood sugar||14.29%||57.14%||28.57%||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 (141 people, 44.90%)
- Bipolar disorder (91 people, 28.98%)
- Anxiety (79 people, 25.16%)
- Sleep disorder (77 people, 24.52%)
- Insomnia (60 people, 19.11%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel (229 people, 72.93%)
- Risperdal (94 people, 29.94%)
- Zyprexa (80 people, 25.48%)
- Xanax (71 people, 22.61%)
- Abilify (71 people, 22.61%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- I have quit smoking about 4 wks ago. i'm having nightmares for the 5 days. my question is do the nightmares taper off or do they never stop?
I've been on lexapro for 7 yrs. This is the only med that works for me I've tired lots of diff meds for my anxiety/depression and the all made me nuts or want to die. Even the generic gave me nightmare so I stopped that one. I literally have little to no stress in my life either. So lexapro is the best for me. Anyway I'm getting healthy working out and I quit smoking about 4 wks ago. The nightmares have been going on all wk. They are stressing me out blah. When are these crazy stressful dreams gonna stop? Or at least tapper off?
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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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