Review: could Paxil cause High blood sugar?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 9, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 68,191 people who take Paxil. Among them, 452 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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Paxil (latest outcomes from 70,148 users) has active ingredients of paroxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression, stress and anxiety. Commonly reported side effects of Paxil include nausea, nausea aggravated, stress and anxiety, dizziness, anxiety aggravated.
High blood sugar
High blood sugar (high blood sugar) (latest reports from 139,425 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, diabetes, type 2 diabetes, depression, bipolar disorder.
On Mar, 1, 2014: 66,938 people reported to have side effects when taking Paxil. Among them, 452 people (0.68%) have High Blood Sugar.
Time on Paxil 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||0.00%||19.57%||26.09%||32.61%||13.04%||6.52%||2.17% |
Age of people who have High blood sugar when taking Paxil * :
|High blood sugar||0.00%||0.00%||3.10%||8.57%||18.81%||29.76%||21.19%||18.57% |
Severity of High blood sugar when taking Paxil ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|High blood sugar||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from High blood sugar ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|High blood sugar||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (106 people, 23.45%)
- Bipolar disorder (84 people, 18.58%)
- Anxiety (73 people, 16.15%)
- Sleep disorder (44 people, 9.73%)
- Schizophrenia (43 people, 9.51%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel (243 people, 53.76%)
- Zyprexa (178 people, 39.38%)
- Risperdal (109 people, 24.12%)
- Ambien (92 people, 20.35%)
- Depakote (84 people, 18.58%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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The Dilantin side effects all went away after changing to a low-glycemic-index diet. Once blood sugar was under control, the hyperglycemia and everything else improved - memory, concentration, sleep quality, daytime sleepiness, anxiety, and depression.
The hyperglycemia was not detected by either fasting plasma glucose (FPG) or A1c, but only by a random postprandial glucose reading.
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Paxil and Effexor treatment for anxiety and depression also helped for short times (less than six months per attempt) but long-term had no effectiveness.
The only lasting solution has been a low-carb/low-glycemic-index diet. As long as blood sugar was (unknowingly) out of control, all symptoms persisted.
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