Review: could Fluoxetine cause Epilepsy?
We study 26,371 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 (latest outcomes from 28,068 users) has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.
Epilepsy (common and diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures) (latest reports from 72,612 patients) has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, convulsion, pain.
On Aug, 31, 2014: 26,371 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 70,866 people who have Epilepsy on eHealthMe.
Time on Fluoxetine when people have Epilepsy * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Epilepsy when taking Fluoxetine * :
Severity of Epilepsy when taking Fluoxetine ** :
How people recovered from Epilepsy ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (62 people, 59.05%)
- Anxiety (37 people, 35.24%)
- Lower respiratory tract infection (37 people, 35.24%)
- Bladder irritation (36 people, 34.29%)
- Pollakiuria (28 people, 26.67%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Clarithromycin (37 people, 35.24%)
- Tolterodine tartrate (37 people, 35.24%)
- Fluoxetine hcl (17 people, 16.19%)
- Clozaril (14 people, 13.33%)
- Lamotrigine (11 people, 10.48%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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