Review: could Topiramate cause High blood sugar (Hyperglycemia)?
Summary: High blood sugar is found among people who take Topiramate, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Sumatriptan succinate, and have Migraine.
We study 7,871 people who have side effects while taking Topiramate from FDA and social media. Among them, 16 have High blood sugar. Find out below who they are, when they have High blood sugar and more.
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Topiramate has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from 8,389 Topiramate 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, 3, 2015: 7,871 people reported to have side effects when taking Topiramate. Among them, 16 people (0.20%) have High Blood Sugar.
Time on Topiramate 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%||0.00%||50.00%||50.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have High blood sugar when taking Topiramate * :
|High blood sugar||53.85%||46.15% |
Age of people who have High blood sugar when taking Topiramate * :
|High blood sugar||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||23.08%||7.69%||61.54%||0.00%||7.69% |
Severity of High blood sugar when taking Topiramate ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|High blood sugar||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from High blood sugar ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Migraine (6 people, 37.50%)
- Schizophrenia, paranoid type (3 people, 18.75%)
- Muscle spasms (3 people, 18.75%)
- Pain (2 people, 12.50%)
- Reflux gastritis (2 people, 12.50%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Sumatriptan succinate (5 people, 31.25%)
- Fioricet (4 people, 25.00%)
- Acetaminophen (4 people, 25.00%)
- Seroquel (4 people, 25.00%)
- Zyprexa (4 people, 25.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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