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Review: could Prozac cause Fatigue?





Summary: Fatigue is found among people who take Prozac, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Xanax, and have Depression.

We study 38,975 people who have side effects while taking Prozac from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,617 have Fatigue. Find out below who they are, when they have Fatigue and more.

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Prozac

Prozac has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (view latest outcomes from 42,269 users)

Fatigue

Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.(latest reports from Fatigue 198,350 patients)

On Nov, 27, 2014: 38,958 people reported to have side effects when taking Prozac. Among them, 2,626 people (6.74%) have Fatigue.

Trend of Fatigue in Prozac reports

Time on Prozac when people have Fatigue * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Fatigue12.36%19.10%10.49%17.60%15.73%8.61%16.10%

Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Prozac * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fatigue0.00%0.72%3.28%6.27%12.67%23.50%29.06%24.50%

Severity of Fatigue when taking Prozac ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fatigue1.55%48.84%40.31%9.30%

How people recovered from Fatigue ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Fatigue3.85%5.77%90.38%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (628 people, 23.91%)
  2. Pain (263 people, 10.02%)
  3. Anxiety (190 people, 7.24%)
  4. Multiple sclerosis (153 people, 5.83%)
  5. Hypertension (97 people, 3.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Xanax (387 people, 14.74%)
  2. Neurontin (347 people, 13.21%)
  3. Aspirin (330 people, 12.57%)
  4. Ambien (328 people, 12.49%)
  5. Ativan (293 people, 11.16%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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