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 53,662 people who have side effects while taking Prozac from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,283 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 Prozac 56,838 users)

Agitation

Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement) has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, quit smoking (latest reports from 76,651 Agitation patients).

On Nov, 19, 2016

53,662 people reported to have side effects when taking Prozac.
Among them, 1,283 people (2.39%) have Agitation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prozac cause Agitation?

Time on Prozac when people have Agitation *:

  • < 1 month: 33.56 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 26.17 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.36 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.74 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.77 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.04 %
  • 10+ years: 5.37 %

Gender of people who have Agitation when taking Prozac *:

  • female: 60.29 %
  • male: 39.71 %

Age of people who have Agitation when taking Prozac *:

  • 0-1: 0.87 %
  • 2-9: 0.87 %
  • 10-19: 12.05 %
  • 20-29: 9.06 %
  • 30-39: 18.42 %
  • 40-49: 23.72 %
  • 50-59: 18.61 %
  • 60+: 16.39 %

Severity of Agitation **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 40 %
  • severe: 50 %
  • most severe: 10 %

How people recovered from Agitation **:

  • while on drug: 16.67 %
  • after off the drug: 16.67 %
  • not yet: 66.67 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (109 people, 8.50%)
  • Klonopin (108 people, 8.42%)
  • Seroquel (104 people, 8.11%)
  • Zyprexa (90 people, 7.01%)
  • Paxil (82 people, 6.39%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Prozac, learn more)

Potential co-existing conditions

  • Pain (70 people, 5.46%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Stress And Anxiety (376 people, 29.31%)
  • Suicidal Ideation (286 people, 22.29%)
  • Insomnia (271 people, 21.12%)
  • Aggression (268 people, 20.89%)
  • Depression (250 people, 19.49%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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