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 < 1 month, also take medication Clarithromycin, and have Depression . We study 40,566 people who have side effects while taking Fluoxetine from FDA. Among them, 111 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 43,666 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 56,449 Epilepsy patients).

On Jan, 13, 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:

Could Fluoxetine cause Epilepsy?

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%)
  • High Blood Pressure (6 people, 5.41%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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