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Will Eliquis make my blood sugar higher?

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kaismama 29 Dec 2013

Its not in the list of side effects.

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Kknott4957 29 Jan 2018

I started eliquis 2 weeks ago and have noticed my blood sugars, fasting and otherwise, have been much higher. This is not a listed side effect but I did come across an article that said this was common in people over 60.

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Hilliard999999 19 Mar 2018

I have recently switched to Eliquis and observed a substantial increase in blood glucose levels. Can you provide the reference or link to the article you mentioned. I have also read other people's observations of their glucose reading "skyrocketing".

dfunke123 24 Jun 2018

Thank you for bringing up and answering this question. I started liquid 2 months ago and couldn't figure out why my blood sugar... even fasting... was in the 200's, even tho I hadn't changed my eating habits. So I wonder if eliquis is helping one problem, but hurting
another, like most rx drugs today ?

ccstacks 8 Jul 2018

My husband started Eliquis 5mg twice a day the first of this year after having an episode of A Fib for the first time. Ever since he started it, his fasting glucose has skyrocketed into the 200's and 300's without any diet changes. His levels have never been this high before. He is getting off this RX now and going the functional medicine route. I'm calling the FDA and reporting this side effect, but won't hold my breath waiting for them to warn others or pull this drug off the market.

Dooge44 19 Jul 2018

Yes. I just started due to my first AFib attack. My Blood Sugar spiked significantly within and hour of taking a 5 mg pill. My pharmacist says it does happen but should only be a temporary spike and once my body gets used to it the blood sugar will level out. I see my cardiologist tomorrow. Here’s hoping my pharmacist is right. Far better than a clot letting loose

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JMESHARPE 7 Nov 2018

Has anyone got a answer to their question about Eliquis and good sugar skyrocketing? I started on Eliquis and Cardizem about a month ago and my blood sugar reading are off the charts.

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Sugarmom64 4 Jul 2021

Yes. I have type 2. Before Eliquis my fasting and overall glucose numbers were doing very well. Now my fasting numbers are 25-40 points higher.

The irony is that I was put on Eliquis specifically because I have diabetes.

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starshipcommander 26 Jul 2021

My mother has been on Eliquis for 2 days and already her blood sugar is higher than it ever has been. It's not dangerously high, but it is higher than ever.

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