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 39,027 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 42,333 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 24,771 Mood swings patients)
On Mar, 1, 2015: 39,027 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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Sister takes over 16 perscriptions but the ones mentioned are severe.. due to being bi-polar, and severe agoraphobia and anxiety with depression..is this now her life? Not being able to fully comprehend or remember anything? Dropping things and falling when under the full impact of this medication? I either need to get some acceptance or find answers to the effects this medicine is causing..afraid to change up her medicines but needless to say I am worried...
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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.
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