Could Fluoxetine cause Epilepsy - from FDA reports


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 31,628 people who have side effects while taking Fluoxetine from FDA. Among them, 95 have Epilepsy. Find out below who they are, when they have Epilepsy and more.

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Fluoxetine

Fluoxetine has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Fluoxetine 43,651 users)

Epilepsy

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 56,422 Epilepsy patients).

On Nov, 07, 2016

31,628 people reported to have side effects when taking Fluoxetine.
Among them, 95 people (0.3%) 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: 54.32 %
  • male: 45.68 %

Age of people who have Epilepsy when taking Fluoxetine *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 6.58 %
  • 20-29: 10.53 %
  • 30-39: 38.16 %
  • 40-49: 40.79 %
  • 50-59: 1.32 %
  • 60+: 2.63 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tolterodine Tartrate (18 people, 18.95%)
  • Clarithromycin (18 people, 18.95%)
  • Clozaril (14 people, 14.74%)
  • Lamotrigine (11 people, 11.58%)
  • Keppra (8 people, 8.42%)

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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