Review: could Alcohol cause Serotonin Syndrome?


Serotonin syndrome is found among people who take Alcohol, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Effexor, and have Depression . We study 5,711 people who have side effects while taking Alcohol from FDA and social media. Among them, 34 have Serotonin syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Serotonin syndrome and more.

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Alcohol has active ingredients of alcohol. It is often used in alcoholism. (latest outcomes from Alcohol 6,243 users)

Serotonin Syndrome

Serotonin syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time) has been reported by people with disease complication, insomnia, feeling jittery, vaginal discharge, bruxism (latest reports from 7,451 Serotonin syndrome patients).

On Aug, 26, 2016

5,711 people reported to have side effects when taking Alcohol.
Among them, 34 people (0.6%) have Serotonin Syndrome

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Alcohol cause Serotonin syndrome?

Time on Alcohol when people have Serotonin Syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 50 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 50 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Serotonin Syndrome when taking Alcohol *:

  • female: 67.65 %
  • male: 32.35 %

Age of people who have Serotonin Syndrome when taking Alcohol *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 3.7 %
  • 20-29: 33.33 %
  • 30-39: 3.7 %
  • 40-49: 18.52 %
  • 50-59: 29.63 %
  • 60+: 11.11 %

Severity if Serotonin Syndrome when taking Alcohol **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Serotonin Syndrome **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (6 people)
  • Pain (3 people)
  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (2 people)
  • Pneumonia (2 people)
  • Tobacco User (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Effexor (8 people)
  • Cymbalta (7 people)
  • Zoloft (6 people)
  • Sertraline Hcl (4 people)
  • Gabapentin (4 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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