Review: could Prozac cause Muscle Twitching?


Muscle twitching is found among people who take Prozac, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Paxil, and have Depression . We study 39,534 people who have side effects while taking Prozac from FDA and social media. Among them, 209 have Muscle twitching. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle twitching and more.

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Prozac has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Prozac 41,900 users)

Muscle Twitching

Muscle twitching has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, suicidal ideation, insomnia, stress and anxiety, memory loss (latest reports from 10,679 Muscle twitching patients).

On Jul, 21, 2016

39,534 people reported to have side effects when taking Prozac.
Among them, 209 people (0.53%) have Muscle Twitching

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prozac cause Muscle twitching?

Time on Prozac when people have Muscle Twitching *:

  • < 1 month: 23.91 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 26.09 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.17 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.04 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 19.57 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.52 %
  • 10+ years: 8.7 %

Gender of people who have Muscle Twitching when taking Prozac *:

  • female: 65.53 %
  • male: 34.47 %

Age of people who have Muscle Twitching when taking Prozac *:

  • 0-1: 1.27 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 8.92 %
  • 20-29: 13.38 %
  • 30-39: 20.38 %
  • 40-49: 20.38 %
  • 50-59: 21.66 %
  • 60+: 14.01 %

Severity if Muscle Twitching when taking Prozac **:

  • least: 27.78 %
  • moderate: 50.0 %
  • severe: 16.67 %
  • most severe: 5.56 %

How people recovered from Muscle Twitching **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (67 people)
  • Anxiety (23 people)
  • Pain (11 people)
  • Hypothyroidism (9 people)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (9 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Wellbutrin (25 people)
  • Paxil (25 people)
  • Seroquel (23 people)
  • Zoloft (22 people)
  • Effexor Xr (22 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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