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Review: could Prozac cause Agitation?

Summary: Agitation is found among people who take Prozac, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Xanax, and have Depression.

We study 39,027 people who have side effects while taking Prozac from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,047 have Agitation. Find out below who they are, when they have Agitation and more.

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Prozac

Prozac has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 42,322 Prozac users)

Agitation

Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, pain, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 54,741 Agitation patients)

On Feb, 3, 2015: 39,003 people reported to have side effects when taking Prozac. Among them, 1,051 people (2.69%) have Agitation.

Trend of Agitation in Prozac reports

Time on Prozac when people have Agitation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Agitation39.87%24.84%4.58%11.11%7.84%2.61%9.15%

Age of people who have Agitation when taking Prozac * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Agitation0.60%0.70%11.78%7.88%17.96%27.45%18.26%15.37%

Severity of Agitation when taking Prozac ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Agitation6.67%33.33%46.67%13.33%

How people recovered from Agitation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Agitation28.57%0.00%71.43%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (326 people, 31.02%)
  2. Pain (77 people, 7.33%)
  3. Anxiety (70 people, 6.66%)
  4. Bipolar disorder (45 people, 4.28%)
  5. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (37 people, 3.52%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Xanax (128 people, 12.18%)
  2. Klonopin (110 people, 10.47%)
  3. Seroquel (102 people, 9.71%)
  4. Zyprexa (90 people, 8.56%)
  5. Ambien (90 people, 8.56%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Been diagnosed with ADHD. Also symptoms of borderline and bipolar two are present.

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • Prozac literally makes me want to kill a bunch of people. Doctor made me get off of it, and I did. I feel much better now. I want to see if anyone else had these symptoms. I turned into a stone cold person. It was insane the feeling I got from being on it. Almost like I was demented.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • Did I probably have serotonin syndrome?

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