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Review: could Prozac cause Iron deficiency anaemia?

Summary: Iron deficiency anaemia could be caused by Prozac, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Ativan, and have Depression.

We study 38,735 people who have side effects while taking Prozac from FDA and social media. Among them, 118 have Iron deficiency anaemia. Find out below who they are, when they have Iron deficiency anaemia 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.

Iron deficiency anaemia

Iron deficiency anaemia (latest reports from 41,471 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, acne, high blood pressure, osteopenia, rheumatoid arthritis.

On Apr, 14, 2014: 38,735 people reported to have side effects when taking Prozac. Among them, 118 people (0.30%) have Iron Deficiency Anaemia. They amount to 0.28% of all the 41,413 people who have Iron Deficiency Anaemia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Iron deficiency anaemia in Prozac reports

Time on Prozac when people have Iron deficiency anaemia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Iron deficiency anaemia33.33%0.00%0.00%33.33%33.33%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Iron deficiency anaemia when taking Prozac * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Iron deficiency anaemia0.00%0.00%2.97%1.98%23.76%13.86%26.73%30.69%

Severity of Iron deficiency anaemia when taking Prozac ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Iron deficiency anaemia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (31 people, 26.27%)
  2. Osteoporosis (27 people, 22.88%)
  3. Muscle spasms (13 people, 11.02%)
  4. Anxiety (13 people, 11.02%)
  5. Metastases to bone (12 people, 10.17%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ativan (34 people, 28.81%)
  2. Prevacid (31 people, 26.27%)
  3. Aspirin (31 people, 26.27%)
  4. Prilosec (30 people, 25.42%)
  5. Zometa (30 people, 25.42%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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