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 6 - 12 months, also take medication Clarithromycin, and have Depression . We study 23,022 people who have side effects while taking Fluoxetine from FDA and social media. Among them, 84 have Epilepsy. Find out below who they are, when they have Epilepsy and more.

You are not alone

Join a support group for people who take Fluoxetine and have Epilepsy >>>

Personalized health information

On eHealthMe you can find out what patients like me (same gender, age) reported their drugs and conditions on FDA and social media since 1977. Our tools are free and anonymous. 86 million people have used us. 300+ peer-reviewed medical journals have referenced our original studies. Start now >>>

Fluoxetine

Fluoxetine has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Fluoxetine 31,772 users)

Epilepsy

Epilepsy (common and diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures) has been reported by people with fever, rashes, drug ineffective, drowsiness, grand mal convulsion (latest reports from 43,285 Epilepsy patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

23,022 people reported to have side effects when taking Fluoxetine.
Among them, 84 people (0.36%) have Epilepsy


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Fluoxetine cause Epilepsy?

Time on Fluoxetine when people have Epilepsy *:

  • < 1 month: 12.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 25.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.5 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 25.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Epilepsy when taking Fluoxetine *:

  • female: 52.78 %
  • male: 47.22 %

Age of people who have Epilepsy when taking Fluoxetine *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 7.04 %
  • 20-29: 8.45 %
  • 30-39: 39.44 %
  • 40-49: 40.85 %
  • 50-59: 1.41 %
  • 60+: 2.82 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (44 people)
  • Anxiety (19 people)
  • Lower Respiratory Tract Infection (18 people)
  • Bladder Irritation (17 people)
  • Pollakiuria (14 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tolterodine Tartrate (18 people)
  • Clarithromycin (18 people)
  • Clozaril (13 people)
  • Lamotrigine (11 people)
  • Temozolomide (7 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

Do you have Epilepsy when taking Fluoxetine?

Browse all side effects of Fluoxetine

a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Drugs that are associated with Epilepsy

Epilepsy

Could your condition cause Epilepsy

Epilepsy

Can you answer these questions?

More questions for: Fluoxetine, Epilepsy

You may be interested in these reviews

More reviews for: Fluoxetine, Epilepsy


NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.

WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.

DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.

You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).

If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.