Alcohol and Serotonin syndrome - from FDA reports


Summary

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 6,248 people who have side effects while taking Alcohol from FDA. Among them, 36 have Serotonin syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Serotonin syndrome and more.

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Alcohol

Alcohol has active ingredients of alcohol. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Alcohol 6,399 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 depression, pain, stress and anxiety, major depression, insomnia (latest reports from 9,744 Serotonin syndrome patients).

On Jan, 26, 2017

6,248 people reported to have side effects when taking Alcohol.
Among them, 36 people (0.58%) have Serotonin Syndrome


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Alcohol cause Serotonin syndrome?

Time on Alcohol when people have Serotonin Syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 65.71 %
  • male: 34.29 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 31.03 %
  • 30-39: 3.45 %
  • 40-49: 20.69 %
  • 50-59: 27.59 %
  • 60+: 17.24 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (6 people, 16.67%)
  • Pain (5 people, 13.89%)
  • Quit Smoking (3 people, 8.33%)
  • Insomnia (3 people, 8.33%)
  • Pneumonia (2 people, 5.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Effexor (8 people, 22.22%)
  • Cymbalta (7 people, 19.44%)
  • Zoloft (6 people, 16.67%)
  • Norco (4 people, 11.11%)
  • Gabapentin (4 people, 11.11%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Confusion (11 people, 30.56%)
  • Arrhythmias (9 people, 25.00%)
  • Suicide Attempt (8 people, 22.22%)
  • Alcohol Poisoning (8 people, 22.22%)
  • Hypotension (7 people, 19.44%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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