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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 38,735 people who have side effects while taking Prozac from FDA and social media. Among them, 117 have Hearing loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hearing loss and more.

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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