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Review: could Prozac cause Mood swings?

Summary: Mood swings could be caused by Prozac, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Seroquel, and have Depression.

We study 38,746 people who have side effects while taking Prozac from FDA and social media. Among them, 453 have Mood swings. Find out below who they are, when they have Mood swings 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.

Mood swings

Mood swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood) (latest reports from 119,705 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, birth control, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, pain.

On Apr, 7, 2014: 38,676 people reported to have side effects when taking Prozac. Among them, 453 people (1.17%) have Mood Swings. They amount to 0.38% of all the 119,349 people who have Mood Swings on eHealthMe.

Trend of Mood swings in Prozac reports

Time on Prozac when people have Mood swings * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Mood swings28.07%12.28%5.26%8.77%26.32%7.02%12.28%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Mood swings0.00%0.70%14.02%16.12%13.32%30.61%18.46%6.78%

Severity of Mood swings when taking Prozac ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Mood swings0.00%46.67%46.67%6.67%

How people recovered from Mood swings ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Mood swings0.00%33.33%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (123 people, 27.15%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (66 people, 14.57%)
  3. Anxiety (54 people, 11.92%)
  4. Smoking cessation therapy (31 people, 6.84%)
  5. Pain (29 people, 6.40%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (66 people, 14.57%)
  2. Xanax (58 people, 12.80%)
  3. Ambien (55 people, 12.14%)
  4. Klonopin (50 people, 11.04%)
  5. Neurontin (48 people, 10.60%)

* 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.

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    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.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Behavioral and psychiatric conditons began around the time patient began Asmanex.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Feelings of sleepiness and fatigue, mood swings often, feelings of loss of self, plenty of anxiety still with having a hard time concentrating

    Reply

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