Review: could Clonazepam cause Serotonin syndrome?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 22, 2014)
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On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 38,505 people who take Clonazepam. Among them, 250 have Serotonin syndrome. See who they are, when they have Serotonin syndrome and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Clonazepam (latest outcomes from 41,036 users) has active ingredients of clonazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder. Commonly reported side effects of Clonazepam include stress and anxiety, nausea, nausea aggravated, fatigue, weakness.
Serotonin syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time) (latest reports from 33,371 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, major depression, bipolar disorder.
On Feb, 22, 2014: 36,501 people reported to have side effects when taking Clonazepam. Among them, 250 people (0.68%) 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||68.80%||31.20% |
Age of people who have Serotonin syndrome when taking Clonazepam * :
|Serotonin syndrome||0.00%||0.41%||4.10%||11.07%||24.59%||23.77%||15.16%||20.90% |
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 (75 people, 30.00%)
- Neck pain (28 people, 11.20%)
- Sedation (24 people, 9.60%)
- Psychotic disorder (23 people, 9.20%)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (23 people, 9.20%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lorazepam (70 people, 28.00%)
- Paroxetine hcl (60 people, 24.00%)
- Omeprazole (54 people, 21.60%)
- Diazepam (49 people, 19.60%)
- Quetiapine (46 people, 18.40%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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