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Review: could Fluoxetine cause Epilepsy?

Summary: Epilepsy could be caused by Fluoxetine, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Tolterodine tartrate, and have Depression.

We study 26,300 people who have side effects while taking Fluoxetine from FDA and social media. Among them, 105 have Epilepsy. Find out below who they are, when they have Epilepsy and more.

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Fluoxetine

Fluoxetine (latest outcomes from 27,977 users) has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Epilepsy

Epilepsy (common and diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures) (latest reports from 68,058 patients) has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, pain, convulsion.

On Apr, 15, 2014: 26,182 people reported to have side effects when taking Fluoxetine. Among them, 105 people (0.40%) have Epilepsy. They amount to 0.15% of all the 68,290 people who have Epilepsy on eHealthMe.

Trend of Epilepsy in Fluoxetine reports

Time on Fluoxetine when people have Epilepsy * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Epilepsy33.33%25.00%16.67%8.33%0.00%16.67%0.00%

Age of people who have Epilepsy when taking Fluoxetine * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Epilepsy1.77%1.77%5.31%8.85%33.63%43.36%4.42%0.88%

Severity of Epilepsy when taking Fluoxetine ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Epilepsy ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (62 people, 59.05%)
  2. Anxiety (37 people, 35.24%)
  3. Lower respiratory tract infection (37 people, 35.24%)
  4. Bladder irritation (36 people, 34.29%)
  5. Pollakiuria (28 people, 26.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Tolterodine tartrate (37 people, 35.24%)
  2. Clarithromycin (37 people, 35.24%)
  3. Fluoxetine hcl (17 people, 16.19%)
  4. Clozaril (14 people, 13.33%)
  5. Lamotrigine (11 people, 10.48%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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