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Review: could Prozac cause Bone and joint pain?

Summary: Bone and joint pain could be caused by Prozac, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Neurontin, and have Depression.

We study 38,735 people who have side effects while taking Prozac from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,288 have Bone and joint pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Bone and joint pain and more.

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Prozac

Prozac (latest outcomes from 42,009 users) has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Bone and joint pain

Bone and joint pain (latest reports from 795,757 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 8, 2014: 38,676 people reported to have side effects when taking Prozac. Among them, 1,286 people (3.33%) have Bone And Joint Pain. They amount to 0.16% of all the 794,626 people who have Bone And Joint Pain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Bone and joint pain in Prozac reports

Time on Prozac when people have Bone and joint pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Bone and joint pain32.26%16.13%6.45%12.90%20.97%3.23%8.06%

Age of people who have Bone and joint pain when taking Prozac * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Bone and joint pain0.00%0.08%2.21%4.59%9.01%25.63%31.04%27.44%

Severity of Bone and joint pain when taking Prozac ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Bone and joint pain0.00%36.36%63.64%0.00%

How people recovered from Bone and joint pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Bone and joint pain0.00%20.00%80.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (249 people, 19.36%)
  2. Pain (204 people, 15.86%)
  3. Anxiety (98 people, 7.62%)
  4. Hypertension (85 people, 6.61%)
  5. Osteoporosis (79 people, 6.14%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (288 people, 22.40%)
  2. Ambien (270 people, 21.00%)
  3. Prilosec (241 people, 18.74%)
  4. Xanax (234 people, 18.20%)
  5. Aspirin (224 people, 17.42%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • diagnosis from blood tests,liver shiowing as bright but fuctioning normal, having tests for osteo artiritus, came off dep in aug 13, started fluxtoine sept 13 had symptions for about a year

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • Debby on Jun, 29, 2011:

    I have been taking Gabapentin, 600 mg at night, for over two years due to lumbar decompression and fusion of L4-L5. During the same year I had C4-C7 fused as well. I take a 10 milligram Valium every night. Due to these surgeries I have been totally incapacitated for over a year. I am also a 62 year old female. Recently I gradually started getting back into playing golf, as well as other more physical activities. While playing golf I started noticing that I was getting a terrine rash. It started at my ankles and have now worked its way up to my knees, right where the sun hits. It looks terrible and my dermatologist took a biopsy today. Could it be due to photosensity caused by Valium and Gabapentin? The doctor says that it's actually blood vessels breaking or leaking under the skin. It looks terrible, and when I stand I feel a sensation of pins and needles in my lower legs. I don't know what to think or do. I do not want to be housebound any longer.

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    vijay singh on Jul, 3, 2012:

    I am taking vitamin-E and vitamin-B complex regularly daily and Vitamin-A seldom from last two months. Now I saw that there is swelling on my finge's tip. Please suggest me some rimedy.

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    violet brown on Dec, 3, 2012:

    I'm a 52 y/o female with RA, Sjogrens and fibromyalgia. I've been on Humira & methotrexate for about 7 years. Sinusitis symptoms off and on, usually after Humira injection or day after taking mtx. Infection needing antibiotic only a few times. Frustrating, but better than hurting, fatigue and joint degeneration.

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  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • nancy on Jul, 7, 2011:

    I did not have Multiple Sclerosis until I took phentermine for 3 mos. My OBGYN prescribed to help lose weight to make my periods not so heavy. I only needed to lose 20 lbs. A few weeks after stopping the phentermine I came down with symptoms of MS and was diagnosed within 2 months. I have always wondered if the phentermine brought out my MS.

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