Review: could Prozac cause Mood swings?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 7, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.6/4
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, 453 have Mood swings. See who they are, when they have Mood swings 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.
Mood swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood) (latest reports from 117,222 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, birth control, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, pain.
On Mar, 7, 2014: 38,623 people reported to have side effects when taking Prozac. Among them, 453 people (1.17%) have Mood Swings.
Time on Prozac when people have Mood swings * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Mood swings||28.07%||12.28%||5.26%||8.77%||26.32%||7.02%||12.28% |
Age of people who have Mood swings when taking Prozac * :
|Mood swings||0.00%||0.70%||14.02%||16.12%||13.32%||30.61%||18.46%||6.78% |
Severity of Mood swings when taking Prozac ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Mood swings||0.00%||46.67%||46.67%||6.67% |
How people recovered from Mood swings ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Mood swings||0.00%||33.33%||66.67% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (123 people, 27.15%)
- Bipolar disorder (66 people, 14.57%)
- Anxiety (54 people, 11.92%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (31 people, 6.84%)
- Pain (29 people, 6.40%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel (66 people, 14.57%)
- Xanax (58 people, 12.80%)
- Ambien (55 people, 12.14%)
- Klonopin (50 people, 11.04%)
- 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 (1 year 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):
Behavioral and psychiatric conditons began around the time patient began Asmanex.
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
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