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Review: could Zyprexa cause Insulin resistance?

Summary: Insulin resistance could be caused by Zyprexa, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Seroquel, and have Depression.

We study 42,764 people who have side effects while taking Zyprexa from FDA and social media. Among them, 78 have Insulin resistance. Find out below who they are, when they have Insulin resistance and more.

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Zyprexa

Zyprexa (latest outcomes from 43,470 users) has active ingredients of olanzapine. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Insulin resistance

Insulin resistance (latest reports from 4,395 patients) has been reported by people with diabetes, type 2 diabetes, depression, hiv infection, stress and anxiety.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 42,731 people reported to have side effects when taking Zyprexa. Among them, 78 people (0.18%) have Insulin Resistance. They amount to 1.78% of all the 4,391 people who have Insulin Resistance on eHealthMe.

Trend of Insulin resistance in Zyprexa reports

Time on Zyprexa when people have Insulin resistance * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Insulin resistance4.44%13.33%13.33%6.67%35.56%24.44%2.22%

Gender of people who have Insulin resistance when taking Zyprexa * :

FemaleMale
Insulin resistance54.35%45.65%

Age of people who have Insulin resistance when taking Zyprexa * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Insulin resistance0.00%0.00%1.18%7.06%20.00%52.94%12.94%5.88%

Severity of Insulin resistance when taking Zyprexa ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Insulin resistance ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (21 people, 26.92%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (16 people, 20.51%)
  3. Schizophrenia (12 people, 15.38%)
  4. Sleep disorder (7 people, 8.97%)
  5. Insomnia (7 people, 8.97%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (32 people, 41.03%)
  2. Abilify (18 people, 23.08%)
  3. Risperdal (18 people, 23.08%)
  4. Prozac (16 people, 20.51%)
  5. Depakote (15 people, 19.23%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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