Review: could Lexapro cause High blood sugar?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 6, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.4/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 34,107 people who take Lexapro. Among them, 313 have High blood sugar. See who they are, when they have High blood sugar and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Lexapro (latest outcomes from 39,131 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression, stress and anxiety. Commonly reported side effects of Lexapro include stress and anxiety, nausea, nausea aggravated, anxiety aggravated, fatigue.
High blood sugar
High blood sugar (high blood sugar) (latest reports from 138,804 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, diabetes, type 2 diabetes, depression, bipolar disorder.
On Mar, 3, 2014: 34,107 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 312 people (0.91%) 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||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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