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Can Lexapro (escitalopram) cause hypoglycemia?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Donald Jacobson
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Rare, but yes
0.7% of people on Lexapro (escitalopram) have had hypoglycemia.
Many were on Insulin or setoquel. Some were not. 50% had resolution when the drug was stopped, making it likely that these were the ones where Lexapro (escitalopram) was the cause. That would theoretically bring the risk to about 0.35% or 35/10, 000 users. Sorry if it's happening to you. Wish you had won a more profitable lottery.

In brief: Rare, but yes
0.7% of people on Lexapro (escitalopram) have had hypoglycemia.
Many were on Insulin or setoquel. Some were not. 50% had resolution when the drug was stopped, making it likely that these were the ones where Lexapro (escitalopram) was the cause. That would theoretically bring the risk to about 0.35% or 35/10, 000 users. Sorry if it's happening to you. Wish you had won a more profitable lottery.
Dr. Donald Jacobson
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Dr. Alvin Fried
Internal Medicine - Diabetology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
There is no information in the official literature for Lexapro (escitalopram) that hypoglycemia is a side effect.

In brief: No
There is no information in the official literature for Lexapro (escitalopram) that hypoglycemia is a side effect.
Dr. Alvin Fried
Dr. Alvin Fried
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Dr. Soren Singel
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Check your sugar
If in doubt check your blood sugar levels.

In brief: Check your sugar
If in doubt check your blood sugar levels.
Dr. Soren Singel
Dr. Soren Singel
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