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Review: could Paxil cause High blood sugar?

Summary: High blood sugar could be caused by Paxil, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Seroquel, and have Depression.

We study 68,360 people who have side effects while taking Paxil from FDA and social media. Among them, 560 have High blood sugar. Find out below who they are, when they have High blood sugar and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 68,212 people reported to have side effects when taking Paxil. Among them, 452 people (0.66%) have High Blood Sugar. They amount to 0.32% of all the 140,592 people who have High Blood Sugar on eHealthMe.

Trend of High blood sugar in Paxil reports

Time on Paxil when people have High blood sugar * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
High blood sugar0.00%19.57%26.09%32.61%13.04%6.52%2.17%

Age of people who have High blood sugar when taking Paxil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
High blood sugar0.00%0.00%3.10%8.57%18.81%29.76%21.19%18.57%

Severity of High blood sugar when taking Paxil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
High blood sugar0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from High blood sugar ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
High blood sugar0.00%100.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (106 people, 23.45%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (84 people, 18.58%)
  3. Anxiety (73 people, 16.15%)
  4. Sleep disorder (44 people, 9.73%)
  5. Schizophrenia (43 people, 9.51%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (243 people, 53.76%)
  2. Zyprexa (178 people, 39.38%)
  3. Risperdal (109 people, 24.12%)
  4. Ambien (92 people, 20.35%)
  5. 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.

    CPAP treatment for sleep apnea temporarily helped with daytime sleepiness and nighttime sleep quality, but the effect wore off after less than a year of consistent nightly CPAP use.

    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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