... higher than before Xarelto? I am a type II diabetic but am now taking insulin. Since I started Xarelto (about a month ago), I find that my blood sugar levels are far higher than before Xarelto, even though I have increased my insulin by three times the usual amount and still can't bring it down much. Anyone else here have that sort of problem?
If there is anyone with diabetes taking Xarelto, do you find that your blood sugar levels are much?
Question posted by lovisa laholm on 12 April 2013
Last updated on 12 April 2022
3/16/22 - 4/12/22 I began xarelto 3/16. Had HGB A1C of 7.2 & finally reasonable control- diabetes type 1 for 62 yrs. BS’s rose that very night after 1 st dose of xarelto. Have increased long acting, short acting & coverage many times to no avail. Endocrinologist says xarelto doesn’t cause higher BS’s but clearly not true. Also have itchy rash on back & belly. Going to report this to FDA & Xarelto Drug Co. Those with symptoms should report so Drug co. aware & can change side effects accordingly.
My husband was on Eliquis .. made him confused... Switched to Xarelto... Now his blood sugars are going through the roof! Dr will not put him on aspirin to see if sugar goes down. Just tested .. it's 400,!
I too am on Xarelto and I have to admit the only time that happens is if I throw caution to the wind and eat a lot of carbs and sugar. I had a mild heart attack in July and they also put me on aspirin as well but only for a week. Has your husband started eating anything different? Give it a try just for say 1 or 2 days and eat nothing but protein, chicken, pork, fish, etc and green veg, tomatoes cucumber, etc. (not heaps of fat and no root veg.) and see if his blood sugar settles down. It may take 10 or more hrs to tell you. If it is still high then something needs to be done, and you will have proved it is not diet. Watch your portions. Hope this helps, let me know. Anne NZ
Yes, my blood sugar levels are definitely higher since taking xarelto. Had a heart attack about 8 weeks ago and am now taking 10 tablets a day !!! Many of those say "may raise blood sugar"
I am a type 2 diabetic and I'm experiencing the same w/my glucose levels. I'm also experiencing a lot of other problems on the Xarelto. Muscle tightening in my neck and jaws, muscle weakness in my legs/arms and vaginal bleeding.
( sorry for the long text) I too am a type II Diabetic, I’m a retired US Military Pilot (26 years). I was in Iraq (what a dump) during Iraqi freedom 2009/2010 and ate like crap. Diabetes never crossed my mind when I was over there . When I got back to the States, I had my final retirement physical. The Doctor said I had type II Diabetes. Years later I noticed a warm hot feeling behind my left knee and told my wife That I suspected I had a DVT (deep vein thrombosis), note: I was a Los Angeles County Emergency
Sorry folks I wrote a long detailed reply and grrr my entire reply was cut off. Here is a condensed reply that failed to upload. Unfortunately I had a Lotta good information but I don’t have time to retype all that information and so he was in a nutshell what I said. I had a you’re a boo-boo on my arm last week and I put a Band-Aid on it but it would not stop bleeding I even put a little pressure bandage on it I wadded up some Kleenex and put it underneath the Band-Aid, I noticed in the morning it was still bleeding so I took an ACE Bandage and applied that. I did decide I just stop taking the Xarelto which I’ve been taking for a couple of years because of a deep vein thrombosis DVT. I have no notice that my type two diabetes morning fasting glucose Numbers have dropped considerably I was averaging 160+ or minus and for the last five days it’s been on the low side 102 turn on the upper side 122.
I’m going to message my endocrinologist later today and tell her what’s going on and I think she’s gonna tell me just go ahead and stay off The Xarelto. After reading the comments in here and my experience I think coming off Xarelto is the best thing
I've been taking Xarelto for a couple of days now and my blood sugar levels have been over 240 if you are taking this medication i suggest that you watch your sugar intake if this keeps having i might have to talk to my doctor at the vain clinic talk to your primary or doctor at the vain clinic maybe they can adjust your diabetes medication
I am type 2 and metformin had kept my sugar down. I was prescribed Xarelto five months
ago for clots and my sugar has spiked. It dawned on me that Xarelto might be the cause. Reading other peoples' comments is concerning. I will be contacting my hematologist and the FDA.
My dad has Diabetis taken shots. Was on Coumadin I asked the dr to see if he can try Xarelto cause to hard to take to get blood work all the time. Took off Coumadin wait 3 days started on Xarelto my dads levels dropped but yet I feed him good. He has been off a lot of meds and no more insulin. I’m strick on his foods. His doctor says how do you do it ? my dad should have passed along time ago. His wife fed him all the bad stuff.
I give him lot of cucumbers , tomatoes , chopped celery , bell peppers a lot with his meals. I make a bag of all so all I do is scoop it out for him put some vinegar and the Mexican seasons. I wrote what I fed him check his blood sugars before n after to see what spikes it, did it for a month. I cut out all his sugars let’s say I’m in charge of them. Watch his salts.
He tells the dr I’m a drill Sargent he can’t eat anything till it ok by Me
He was on the 20 mg now he been on 10 and now I want him off cause he is doing so good. Looking at a lower dose which might be baby aspirin of course dr approve. Dr and I have talked about it.
I took over his care in 2015 it is now 2020 he was 413 lbs, congestive heart failure, Diabetis, COPD. He is 215-220 lbs, his heart was 30% now 95% no more COPD. The Drs are amazed and ask say I should have been a dr.
Watch what you eat. If meds don’t work then have them changed to something that works. 1st watch your foods. Starches turn to sugar that is the worse. Lean meat, red potatoes or mashed Cauliflower ( very good) yams lot of green veggies no sugar drinks I put my dad on crystal light oat or almond milk.
Take care of your bodies, this medication helped my dad.
Check my sugar it was 225 I didn't eat anything I took Xarelto it went to 325 after
I started Xeralto at the end of November because I have been diagnosed with DVT. My blood sugar readings have increased significantly, 25-30 across the board daily.
I sent my doctor an email today. I'll let y'all know her response.
Ever since I've been on Xarelto (Feb 15) I can't get my blood sugar down and it's really depressing me badly
My husband also had the same problem. I reported to drug manufacturer and he went back on warfarin and it's back to normal for him. A1c 7.2 compared to 9.6 after being on xerelto for 3 months.
Before I was on it I kept it between 5 and 7 but now it's between 13 and 17.
Absolutely my blood sugar increased significantly as has my weight and now have a lot of fluid retention.Gained about 26 lbs but my diet is the same. Today I called Janssen@16097306553 an d reported these side effects, and encourage all of you who are having side effects to do the same as it is important that they have this information.
Yes, I was taking Xarelto for blood clots and discovered that I had become insulin resistent. I got off the Xarelto and now take pradaxa when traveling to avoid clotting... This I told my doctor that I never had blood sugar issues prior to taking the Xarelto.. It almost sent me into having diabetes.. It took me 2.5 years to completely recover.. through diet and excersizing and fasting.. and prayer to GOD for a cure because I did not know what was wrong with me until I went to the correct doctor who told me i needed to take metformin because of my blood sugar levels..
You need to talk to your healthcare provider. I originally posted that question in 2013, I think. I went back on Warfarin and shortly afterwards, my glucose levels went back to normal range of 110-120 throughout the day. When I spoke with my doctor and brought up that I suspected that the drug had not been tested on diabetics, she agreed that it was entirely possible. Once my levels returned to normal range for me. we agreed that it had to have been an adverse effect of the drug. Don't keep increasing your insulin without talking to your doctor about finding a substitute for Xarelto. Oh, yes you can eat healthy salads while taking warfarin, all that has to be done is an adjustment to the amount of Warfarin. I took 5 mg of Warfarin 5 days a week and 7.5mg of Warfarin 2 days per week and that kept the INR in check. I hope this helped you.
talk to your health care provider right away. You are reacting badly to the Xarelto. Find another drug.
I wound up with a blood clot in my left lung 5 months ago and they put me on Serato and my blood sugar has Rose anywhere from a 5.6 on the A1C and as we raised as high as 230, I'm due for blood work to check my A1C levels so I will be talking to my doctor my sugar levels have never been this high
Thanks for your comment. I’ve had the same problem with Bs’s for 3 weeks & will change to warfarin in a few days. I intend to report this to the FDA & Xarelto Drug Co. Anyone with adverse side effects ought to report this, otherwise more people will suffer needlessly.
My husband's blood work came back horrible after 2 mo on xarelto. A1c jumped 2 points to 9.4 and glucose 259. Doc wants to put him on insulin shots. Going back to warfarin to see if it comes back down. Docs say it's not caused by xarelto, but nothing else changed in the last two months. Will post results in 3 months.
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