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Review: could Fluoxetine cause Epilepsy?

Summary: Epilepsy is found among people who take Fluoxetine, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Clarithromycin, and have Depression.

We study 26,408 people who have side effects while taking Fluoxetine from FDA and social media. Among them, 83 have Epilepsy. Find out below who they are, when they have Epilepsy and more.

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Fluoxetine

Fluoxetine (latest outcomes from 28,111 users) has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Trend of fluoxetine reports

Epilepsy

Epilepsy (common and diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures) (latest reports from 69,335 patients) has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, convulsion, pain.

Trend of Epilepsy reports

On Oct, 31, 2014: 26,408 people reported to have side effects when taking Fluoxetine. Among them, 105 people (0.40%) have Epilepsy.

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. Clarithromycin (37 people, 35.24%)
  2. Tolterodine tartrate (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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