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 42,732 people who have side effects while taking Prozac from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,069 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 45,637 users)

Agitation

Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, death, drowsiness, arrhythmias, hypotension (latest reports from 58,597 Agitation patients).

On Aug, 18, 2016

42,732 people reported to have side effects when taking Prozac.
Among them, 1,069 people (2.5%) have Agitation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prozac cause Agitation?

Time on Prozac when people have Agitation *:

  • < 1 month: 34.92 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 27.78 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.97 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.9 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.52 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.56 %
  • 10+ years: 6.35 %

Gender of people who have Agitation when taking Prozac *:

  • female: 60.55 %
  • male: 39.45 %

Age of people who have Agitation when taking Prozac *:

  • 0-1: 0.8 %
  • 2-9: 0.91 %
  • 10-19: 11.63 %
  • 20-29: 8.1 %
  • 30-39: 17.79 %
  • 40-49: 25.31 %
  • 50-59: 18.7 %
  • 60+: 16.76 %

Severity if Agitation when taking Prozac **:

  • 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 conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (294 people)
  • Pain (66 people)
  • Anxiety (63 people)
  • Bipolar Disorder (46 people)
  • Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder (34 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (103 people)
  • Klonopin (95 people)
  • Seroquel (94 people)
  • Zyprexa (82 people)
  • Ambien (77 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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