Review: could Fluoxetine cause Suicidal Ideation?


Suicidal ideation is found among people who take Fluoxetine, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Paroxetine Hcl, and have Depression . We study 23,022 people who have side effects while taking Fluoxetine from FDA and social media. Among them, 668 have Suicidal ideation. Find out below who they are, when they have Suicidal ideation and more.

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

Suicidal Ideation

Suicidal ideation has been reported by people with suicide attempt, weakness, drowsiness, insomnia, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 45,883 Suicidal ideation patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

23,022 people reported to have side effects when taking Fluoxetine.
Among them, 668 people (2.9%) have Suicidal Ideation

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Fluoxetine cause Suicidal ideation?

Time on Fluoxetine when people have Suicidal Ideation *:

  • < 1 month: 49.32 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 28.38 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.76 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.73 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.05 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.38 %
  • 10+ years: 3.38 %

Gender of people who have Suicidal Ideation when taking Fluoxetine *:

  • female: 62.36 %
  • male: 37.64 %

Age of people who have Suicidal Ideation when taking Fluoxetine *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 2.05 %
  • 10-19: 15.49 %
  • 20-29: 17.16 %
  • 30-39: 18.1 %
  • 40-49: 18.28 %
  • 50-59: 19.78 %
  • 60+: 9.14 %

Severity if Suicidal Ideation when taking Fluoxetine **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Suicidal Ideation **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (208 people)
  • Anxiety (51 people)
  • Pain (33 people)
  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (25 people)
  • Major Depression (24 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Paroxetine Hcl (70 people)
  • Diazepam (53 people)
  • Ibuprofen (52 people)
  • Clonazepam (39 people)
  • Alprazolam (38 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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