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Hypoglycemia May Occur With Prozac

I recently spoke with a friend with diabetes who had just started Prozac. He was amazed to find he was having repeated hypoglycemia within days after starting the drug, and had to cut back on his insulin doses. He obviously wondered if it were somehow due to Prozac. Prozac has been a wonder drug for the treatment of depression, but it has a possible effect on diabetes that has not been widely recognized. Prozac, a brand name for the drug fluoxetine, was introduced in the 1980’s, and was the first in a class of antidepressant medications called SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors). It turns out that Prozac (and other SSRIs) have a possible effect of concern for people with diabetes: they can lower blood glucose enough to require downward adjustment of medications taken for control of diabetes. I went to the drug’s label, as posted at the FDA website. The possibility of hypoglycemia when on Prozac has been in the Prozac label for years. It currently reads: “Glycemic Control - In patients with diabetes, PROZAC may alter glycemic control. Hypoglycemia has occurred during therapy with PROZAC, and hyperglycemia has developed following discontinuation of the drug. As is t Continue reading >>

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  1. fibrIC2

    Does anyone out there have the experience of taking Cymbalta for 18 months (or till you couldn't stand it any longer), and then having your blood sugars gradually increase while on it? Mine did.
    I would not recommend Cymbalta for anyone.

  2. deleted_user

    For some reason, a lot of the latest psych meds coming out can give you diabetes. Zyprexa is the worst offender, but most of the mood stabilizers and anti-psychotics can do it. (They say it's because they make you fat, but a lot of them don't, so now what?) The whole SSRI family (Prozac, Zoloft, Luvox, and their ilk) can fcrew up your blood sugar too. I had been on Prozac for 3 years whejn I found out that I, a slender 30-year-old, had Type 2. I have been off Prozac a long time but my unfriendly visitor is still there.

  3. deleted_user

    This makes a lot of sense to me! I was taking paxil when diagnosed, and then Cymbalta. I have been off cymbalta(I hate that drug) for a few months now and recently my BG has gone down more to normal levels! I will have to bring this up to my Endo on the 25th! Thanks for posting!

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