Fluoxetine and Epilepsy - from FDA reports
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. This review analyzes which people have Epilepsy with Fluoxetine. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 40,566 people who have side effects when taking Fluoxetine from FDA, and is updated regularly.
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On Mar, 25, 2017
40,566 people reported to have side effects when taking Fluoxetine.
Among them, 111 people (0.27%) have Epilepsy
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Fluoxetine when people have Epilepsy *:
- < 1 month: 22.22 %
- 1 - 6 months: 22.22 %
- 6 - 12 months: 22.22 %
- 1 - 2 years: 11.11 %
- 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
- 5 - 10 years: 22.22 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Epilepsy when taking Fluoxetine *:
- female: 56.25 %
- male: 43.75 %
Age of people who have Epilepsy when taking Fluoxetine *:
- 0-1: 1.09 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 7.61 %
- 20-29: 11.96 %
- 30-39: 32.61 %
- 40-49: 43.48 %
- 50-59: 1.09 %
- 60+: 2.17 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Depression (50 people, 45.05%)
- Stress And Anxiety (22 people, 19.82%)
- Lower Respiratory Tract Infection (22 people, 19.82%)
- Bladder Irritation (21 people, 18.92%)
- Pollakiuria (15 people, 13.51%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Tolterodine Tartrate (22 people, 19.82%)
- Clarithromycin (22 people, 19.82%)
- Clozaril (15 people, 13.51%)
- Lamotrigine (11 people, 9.91%)
- Keppra (9 people, 8.11%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Pollakiuria (11 people, 9.91%)
- Breathing Difficulty (11 people, 9.91%)
- Fall (9 people, 8.11%)
- Astrocytoma (7 people, 6.31%)
- Grand Mal Convulsion (6 people, 5.41%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Do you have Epilepsy when taking Fluoxetine?
Fluoxetine has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Fluoxetine 43,706 users)
Epilepsy (common and diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures) has been reported by people with epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, convulsion (latest reports from 56,513 Epilepsy patients).
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