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Review: could Prozac cause Hearing loss?

Summary: Hearing loss could be caused by Prozac, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also take Synthroid, and have Depression.

We study 38,746 people who have side effects while taking Prozac from FDA and social media. Among them, 67 have Hearing loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hearing loss 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.

Hearing loss

Hearing loss (latest reports from 57,550 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 38,676 people reported to have side effects when taking Prozac. Among them, 67 people (0.17%) have Hearing Loss. They amount to 0.12% of all the 57,161 people who have Hearing Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hearing loss in Prozac reports

Time on Prozac when people have Hearing loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hearing loss27.27%18.18%0.00%18.18%0.00%0.00%36.36%

Age of people who have Hearing loss when taking Prozac * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hearing loss0.00%0.00%3.39%3.39%0.00%37.29%15.25%40.68%

Severity of Hearing loss when taking Prozac ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Hearing loss ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (25 people, 37.31%)
  2. Metastases to bone (12 people, 17.91%)
  3. Hypothyroidism (5 people, 7.46%)
  4. Hypertension (5 people, 7.46%)
  5. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (5 people, 7.46%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Synthroid (20 people, 29.85%)
  2. Zometa (19 people, 28.36%)
  3. Protonix (19 people, 28.36%)
  4. Actiq (18 people, 26.87%)
  5. Percocet (18 people, 26.87%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (4 hours ago):

  • lost hearing in right ear over a short period

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  • From this study (5 hours ago):

  • Extreme Impulsive Actions, Anxiety, Trouble Sleeping, Suicidal Thoughts.

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  • From this study (2 days ago):

  • I have had on going depression for many years, but after two sister's homocides, I started having anxiety attacks, feelings of disconnect, very poor sleep, and then broke out in skin lesions, all over my arms, elbows, face, in my ears, and on my head. I have had several biopsies, and no one report comes back the same. My sleep has deteriorated, even further, since this all started. My sysmptoms started with muscle spasms, pain, headaches, and anxiety...then the sores...that won't go away. I am not causing the sores. They just appear, and take weeks, to months, to heal...I went to the U of M, and a doctor in dermatology wanted to prescribe Doxepin...I didn't understand the connection....and had just recently switched anti-depressants, from Cymbalta to Prozac, so I did not feel comfortable starting another anti-depressant, given my mental state...The anxiety I had was so bad, I could not make myself walk out my front door. I have never had anything like this happen to me...I have seen several different specialist's, and none of them agree on anything in partciular....I need some input here.

    Reply

    Denyean on Apr, 22, 2014:

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE GET A LAWYER,First I am so sorry for your loss. As a nurse this is malpractice and do it for his daughter,PLEASE, If your brother had a psychiatric issue he should have never had this combination of medications, never

    Reply

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