Review: could Prozac cause Irritability?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 20, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.5/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 38,623 people who take Prozac. Among them, 488 have Irritability. See who they are, when they have Irritability and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Prozac (latest outcomes from 41,953 users) has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression, stress and anxiety. Commonly reported side effects of Prozac include depression, nausea, nausea aggravated, depression aggravated, fatigue.
Irritability (latest reports from 142,436 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, pain, stress and anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
On Feb, 20, 2014: 37,381 people reported to have side effects when taking Prozac. Among them, 488 people (1.31%) have Irritability.
Time on Prozac when people have Irritability * :
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Age of people who have Irritability when taking Prozac * :
Severity of Irritability when taking Prozac ** :
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How people recovered from Irritability ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (142 people, 29.10%)
- Pain (64 people, 13.11%)
- Anxiety (51 people, 10.45%)
- Bipolar disorder (34 people, 6.97%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (32 people, 6.56%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Xanax (82 people, 16.80%)
- Neurontin (68 people, 13.93%)
- Oxycontin (60 people, 12.30%)
- Seroquel (60 people, 12.30%)
- Ambien (57 people, 11.68%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I have just had my topamax increased and as it did when I first began, I have this overall feeling of sadness and malaise. Im wondering if its the combination of the medication or just the topamax. It does eventually dissipate, but the feeling sucks! Its as though im never going to be cheerful again. And when I become angry, I become enraged and even irrational! Not me at all.
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I am a 43 year old male. I had a shoulder in January and went to a pain management clinic in June and been taking Topamax since then. I understand how you feel especially when they upped my grams from 50 to 100 a day. My feelings got darker. I am currently trying to get off the medication. I hope all goes well with you.
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I took this drug and it killed 40 percent of my achilles tendon.
George P on May, 7, 2012:
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