Percocet and Serotonin syndrome - from FDA reports


Summary

Serotonin syndrome is found among people who take Percocet, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Clonazepam, and have Depression . We study 36,579 people who have side effects while taking Percocet from FDA. Among them, 41 have Serotonin syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Serotonin syndrome and more.

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Percocet

Percocet has active ingredients of acetaminophen; oxycodone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Percocet 39,846 users)

Serotonin Syndrome

Serotonin syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time) has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, major depression, insomnia (latest reports from 9,744 Serotonin syndrome patients).

On Jan, 26, 2017

36,579 people reported to have side effects when taking Percocet.
Among them, 41 people (0.11%) have Serotonin Syndrome


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Percocet cause Serotonin syndrome?

Time on Percocet when people have Serotonin Syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 50 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Serotonin Syndrome when taking Percocet *:

  • female: 72.5 %
  • male: 27.5 %

Age of people who have Serotonin Syndrome when taking Percocet *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 31.25 %
  • 30-39: 6.25 %
  • 40-49: 15.62 %
  • 50-59: 18.75 %
  • 60+: 28.12 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (17 people, 41.46%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (11 people, 26.83%)
  • Pain (9 people, 21.95%)
  • Fibromyalgia (8 people, 19.51%)
  • High Blood Pressure (4 people, 9.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Clonazepam (12 people, 29.27%)
  • Cymbalta (10 people, 24.39%)
  • Escitalopram (8 people, 19.51%)
  • Zoloft (6 people, 14.63%)
  • Norvasc (6 people, 14.63%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Intentional Overdose (7 people, 17.07%)
  • Arrhythmias (7 people, 17.07%)
  • Tremor (5 people, 12.20%)
  • Confusional State (5 people, 12.20%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (4 people, 9.76%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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