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Review: could Prozac cause Sleepy?

Summary: Sleepy could be caused by Prozac, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Neurontin, and have Depression.

We study 38,735 people who have side effects while taking Prozac from FDA and social media. Among them, 958 have Sleepy. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleepy 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.

Sleepy

Sleepy (latest reports from 491,671 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 38,676 people reported to have side effects when taking Prozac. Among them, 958 people (2.48%) have Sleepy. They amount to 0.20% of all the 491,162 people who have Sleepy on eHealthMe.

Trend of Sleepy in Prozac reports

Time on Prozac when people have Sleepy * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sleepy27.64%24.39%5.69%11.38%9.76%5.69%15.45%

Age of people who have Sleepy when taking Prozac * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sleepy0.00%0.99%9.64%8.00%12.60%24.75%25.30%18.73%

Severity of Sleepy when taking Prozac ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Sleepy6.82%34.09%47.73%11.36%

How people recovered from Sleepy ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Sleepy0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (322 people, 33.61%)
  2. Pain (138 people, 14.41%)
  3. Bipolar disorder (91 people, 9.50%)
  4. Anxiety (71 people, 7.41%)
  5. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (68 people, 7.10%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (135 people, 14.09%)
  2. Zyprexa (130 people, 13.57%)
  3. Seroquel (120 people, 12.53%)
  4. Ambien (116 people, 12.11%)
  5. Paxil (107 people, 11.17%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • use to take darvocet..........great on headaches.....took for 20 years....then removed from market.....so tired and weak that I have trouble getting up two steps to home.......blood levels ok....AC1 is 6..thyroid ok,

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  • From this study (6 months ago):

  • I feel tired a lot and nap a lot. Sometimes I sleep so deeply that I don't here the alarm.

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • i have take 20 mg prozac 10 days per month and have these symptoms

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