Review: could Prozac cause Mood Swings?


Summary

Mood swings is found among people who take Prozac, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Seroquel, and have Depression . We study 43,624 people who have side effects while taking Prozac from FDA and social media. Among them, 477 have Mood swings. Find out below who they are, when they have Mood swings and more.

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Prozac

Prozac has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Prozac 46,585 users)

Mood Swings

Mood swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood) has been reported by people with suicidal ideation, rashes, drug ineffective, fatigue, pain (latest reports from 28,902 Mood swings patients).

On Aug, 26, 2016

43,624 people reported to have side effects when taking Prozac.
Among them, 477 people (1.09%) have Mood Swings


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prozac cause Mood swings?

Time on Prozac when people have Mood Swings *:

  • < 1 month: 20 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 24 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10 %
  • 10+ years: 16 %

Gender of people who have Mood Swings when taking Prozac *:

  • female: 76.07 %
  • male: 23.93 %

Age of people who have Mood Swings when taking Prozac *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.78 %
  • 10-19: 13.18 %
  • 20-29: 13.18 %
  • 30-39: 14.99 %
  • 40-49: 29.2 %
  • 50-59: 20.67 %
  • 60+: 8.01 %

Severity if Mood Swings when taking Prozac **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 41.18 %
  • severe: 52.94 %
  • most severe: 5.88 %

How people recovered from Mood Swings **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 11.11 %
  • not yet: 88.89 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (118 people)
  • Bipolar Disorder (60 people)
  • Anxiety (55 people)
  • Pain (33 people)
  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (23 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (62 people)
  • Xanax (53 people)
  • Ambien (49 people)
  • Prilosec (46 people)
  • Oxycontin (45 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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