Review: could Alcohol cause Serotonin syndrome?
Summary: Serotonin syndrome is found among people who take Alcohol, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Effexor, and have Depression.
We study 5,672 people who have side effects while taking Alcohol from FDA and social media. Among them, 32 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 stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 5,732 Alcohol users)
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, bipolar disorder. (latest reports from 6,559 Serotonin syndrome patients)
On Apr, 5, 2015: 5,671 people reported to have side effects when taking Alcohol. Among them, 32 people (0.56%) have Serotonin Syndrome.
Time on Alcohol when people have Serotonin syndrome * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Serotonin syndrome||50.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||50.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Serotonin syndrome when taking Alcohol * :
|Serotonin syndrome||71.88%||28.12% |
Age of people who have Serotonin syndrome when taking Alcohol * :
|Serotonin syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||4.00%||32.00%||4.00%||16.00%||32.00%||12.00% |
Severity of Serotonin syndrome when taking Alcohol ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Serotonin syndrome||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Serotonin syndrome ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Serotonin syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (5 people, 15.62%)
- Pain (3 people, 9.38%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (2 people, 6.25%)
- Pneumonia (2 people, 6.25%)
- Alcoholic (1 people, 3.12%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Effexor (8 people, 25.00%)
- Cymbalta (7 people, 21.88%)
- Zoloft (5 people, 15.62%)
- Sertraline hcl (4 people, 12.50%)
- Trazodone hcl (4 people, 12.50%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
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- A study of drug interactions between Tramadol, Fetzima for a 58-year old woman with Pain - Bones, Chronic Depression. The patient has Serotonin Syndrome
- A study of side effects of Alcohol for a 47-year old man with Stress And Anxiety. The patient has Proptosis
- A study of drug interactions between Alcohol, Gemfibrozil, Omeprazole, Bupropion Hydrochloride for a 53-year old man with None, Blood Triglycerides, Acid Reflux, Major Depression. The patient has Death
- A study of drug interactions between Alcohol, Lisinopril, Wellbutrin, Prozac, Trazodone Hydrochloride for a 62-year old woman with Mood, High Blood Pressure, Depression, Sleeplessness. The patient has Tremor
- A study of side effects of Celebrex for a 53-year old woman with Fibromyalgia. The patient has Serotonin Syndrome
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