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Review: could Fluoxetine cause Pulmonary fibrosis (Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis)?
We study 26,371 people who have side effects while taking Fluoxetine from FDA and social media. Among them, 84 have Pulmonary fibrosis. Find out below who they are, when they have Pulmonary fibrosis and more.
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Fluoxetine (latest outcomes from 28,077 users) has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.
Pulmonary fibrosis (formation or development of excess fibrous connective tissue (fibrosis) in the lungs) (latest reports from 60,722 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, high blood cholesterol.
On Sep, 1, 2014: 26,371 people reported to have side effects when taking Fluoxetine. Among them, 84 people (0.32%) have Pulmonary Fibrosis. They amount to 0.14% of all the 60,940 people who have Pulmonary Fibrosis on eHealthMe.
Time on Fluoxetine when people have Pulmonary fibrosis * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Pulmonary fibrosis||5.56%||0.00%||5.56%||0.00%||88.89%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Pulmonary fibrosis when taking Fluoxetine * :
|Pulmonary fibrosis||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||1.39%||1.39%||9.72%||23.61%||63.89% |
Severity of Pulmonary fibrosis when taking Fluoxetine ** :
How people recovered from Pulmonary fibrosis ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (32 people, 38.10%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (10 people, 11.90%)
- Seronegative arthritis (9 people, 10.71%)
- Neoplasm malignant (9 people, 10.71%)
- Anaemia (6 people, 7.14%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Folic acid (24 people, 28.57%)
- Warfarin sodium (17 people, 20.24%)
- Digoxin (17 people, 20.24%)
- Methotrexate (14 people, 16.67%)
- Ramipril (13 people, 15.48%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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About four years ago I began getting UTI infections almost once every 8 weeks. Finally a doctor suggested that an antidepressant I had been taking could be causing the problem. I remembered that I had started doubling the dose of that drug (doxepin) about three years before. I stopped taking the doxepin and after one year I had no UTI!!!!! Then about 3 months ago I started working with a doctor on changing my antidepressant. We decided to increase the dose of fluoxetine from 40mg. to 60mg. Within a month I had a bad UTI infection. Although the increased dose of fluoxetine helped with the depression, I was very light headed and jittery. I stopped taking the increased dose and went back down to the 40mgs in hopes that I would not get another UTI. It appears that the percentage of people who experience Urine Retention from Fluoxetine seems relatively low, I am wondering if the increase in the dose I was taking would possibly be related to the sudden UTI after a year of no problems?????
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