Could Flomax cause Depression - from FDA reports


Summary

Depression is found among people who take Flomax, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 27,939 people who have side effects while taking Flomax from FDA. Among them, 707 have Depression. Find out below who they are, when they have Depression and more.

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Flomax

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Depression

Depression has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, quit smoking, pain (latest reports from 364,993 Depression patients).

On Dec, 19, 2016

27,939 people reported to have side effects when taking Flomax.
Among them, 707 people (2.53%) have Depression


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Flomax cause Depression?

Time on Flomax when people have Depression *:

  • < 1 month: 15.79 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 10.53 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 21.05 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 31.58 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.53 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10.53 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Depression when taking Flomax *:

  • female: 9.3 %
  • male: 90.7 %

Age of people who have Depression when taking Flomax *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.18 %
  • 10-19: 0.18 %
  • 20-29: 0.9 %
  • 30-39: 6.5 %
  • 40-49: 16.61 %
  • 50-59: 20.76 %
  • 60+: 54.87 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (83 people, 11.74%)
  • Pain (81 people, 11.46%)
  • High Blood Pressure (64 people, 9.05%)
  • Metastases To Bone (52 people, 7.36%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (49 people, 6.93%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (157 people, 22.21%)
  • Oxycontin (152 people, 21.50%)
  • Aspirin (140 people, 19.80%)
  • Ambien (135 people, 19.09%)
  • Lipitor (123 people, 17.40%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (370 people, 52.33%)
  • Pain (301 people, 42.57%)
  • Fatigue (254 people, 35.93%)
  • Weakness (240 people, 33.95%)
  • Chest Pain (189 people, 26.73%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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