Review: could Prozac cause Irritability?
We study 38,858 people who have side effects while taking Prozac from FDA and social media. Among them, 507 have Irritability. Find out below who they are, when they have Irritability and more.
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Prozac (latest outcomes from 42,137 users) has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.
Irritability (latest reports from 146,545 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, pain, stress and anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
On Jul, 12, 2014: 38,846 people reported to have side effects when taking Prozac. Among them, 507 people (1.31%) have Irritability. They amount to 0.35% of all the 146,500 people who have Irritability on eHealthMe.
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 ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (147 people, 28.99%)
- Pain (65 people, 12.82%)
- Anxiety (54 people, 10.65%)
- Bipolar disorder (35 people, 6.90%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (33 people, 6.51%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Xanax (85 people, 16.77%)
- Neurontin (69 people, 13.61%)
- Oxycontin (61 people, 12.03%)
- Seroquel (61 people, 12.03%)
- Ambien (59 people, 11.64%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (2 years ago):
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.
ed on Oct, 12, 2012:
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.
From this study (2 years ago):
Tim J on Jul, 10, 2011:
I took this drug and it killed 40 percent of my achilles tendon.
George P on May, 7, 2012:
I developed torticollis soon after starting abilify. At the same time, I developed pain in my left side. An MRI revealed 4 ruptured disks in my spine, a known cause of torticollis.
Conclusion: I have no idea (neither, it seems, do the doctors). But I found abilify very effective for its purpose.
From this study (5 years ago):
Fluoxetine has always worked well for my depression. Since starting on Niacin three weeks ago, I have been more irritable and sad.
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