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Review: could Clonazepam cause Serotonin syndrome?
We study 38,695 people who have side effects while taking Clonazepam from FDA and social media. Among them, 284 have Serotonin syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Serotonin syndrome and more.
Clonazepam (latest outcomes from 41,218 users) has active ingredients of clonazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.
Serotonin syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time) (latest reports from 34,518 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, major depression, bipolar disorder.
On Sep, 15, 2014: 38,695 people reported to have side effects when taking Clonazepam. Among them, 284 people (0.73%) have Serotonin Syndrome.
Time on Clonazepam 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||3.45%||89.66%||3.45%||0.00%||3.45%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Serotonin syndrome when taking Clonazepam * :
|Serotonin syndrome||69.31%||30.69% |
Age of people who have Serotonin syndrome when taking Clonazepam * :
|Serotonin syndrome||0.00%||0.36%||3.56%||11.03%||21.35%||24.20%||13.17%||26.33% |
Severity of Serotonin syndrome when taking Clonazepam ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Serotonin syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||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 (82 people, 28.87%)
- Neck pain (28 people, 9.86%)
- Anxiety (28 people, 9.86%)
- Sedation (24 people, 8.45%)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (23 people, 8.10%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lorazepam (70 people, 24.65%)
- Omeprazole (66 people, 23.24%)
- Paroxetine hcl (63 people, 22.18%)
- Diazepam (49 people, 17.25%)
- Quetiapine (48 people, 16.90%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (2 years ago):
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From this study (3 years ago):
I wanted to check for serotonin syndrome. I take the adderall to stay awake from pain medicine which helps, but also worries me.
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