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 39,047 people who have side effects while taking Prozac from FDA and social media. Among them, 456 have Mood swings. Find out below who they are, when they have Mood swings and more.
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Prozac has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 42,353 Prozac users)
Mood swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, birth control, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 24,776 Mood swings patients)
On Apr, 1, 2015: 39,047 people reported to have side effects when taking Prozac. Among them, 456 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||26.67%||13.33%||5.00%||8.33%||26.67%||6.67%||13.33% |
Age of people who have Mood swings when taking Prozac * :
|Mood swings||0.00%||0.70%||13.92%||16.24%||13.46%||30.63%||18.33%||6.73% |
Severity of Mood swings when taking Prozac ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Mood swings||0.00%||44.44%||50.00%||5.56% |
How people recovered from Mood swings ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Mood swings||0.00%||22.22%||77.78% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (123 people, 26.97%)
- Bipolar disorder (66 people, 14.47%)
- Anxiety (54 people, 11.84%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (31 people, 6.80%)
- Pain (29 people, 6.36%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel (66 people, 14.47%)
- Xanax (58 people, 12.72%)
- Ambien (55 people, 12.06%)
- Klonopin (50 people, 10.96%)
- Neurontin (48 people, 10.53%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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