Could Strattera cause Akathisia - from FDA reports


Summary

Akathisia is found among people who take Strattera, especially for people who are male, 2-9 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lexapro, and have Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder . We study 23,837 people who have side effects while taking Strattera from FDA. Among them, 29 have Akathisia. Find out below who they are, when they have Akathisia and more.

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Strattera

Strattera has active ingredients of atomoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from Strattera 25,120 users)

Akathisia

Akathisia (a movement disorder characterized by a feeling of inner restlessness) has been reported by people with depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, stress and anxiety, psychotic disorder (latest reports from 7,813 Akathisia patients).

On Dec, 23, 2016

23,837 people reported to have side effects when taking Strattera.
Among them, 29 people (0.12%) have Akathisia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Strattera cause Akathisia?

Time on Strattera when people have Akathisia *:

  • < 1 month: 57.14 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.29 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 14.29 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.29 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Akathisia when taking Strattera *:

  • female: 41.38 %
  • male: 58.62 %

Age of people who have Akathisia when taking Strattera *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 25 %
  • 10-19: 25 %
  • 20-29: 10 %
  • 30-39: 15 %
  • 40-49: 5 %
  • 50-59: 20 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (10 people, 34.48%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (5 people, 17.24%)
  • Depression (4 people, 13.79%)
  • Sleep Disorder (2 people, 6.90%)
  • Endometriosis (2 people, 6.90%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lexapro (7 people, 24.14%)
  • Zyprexa (6 people, 20.69%)
  • Cymbalta (5 people, 17.24%)
  • Abilify (5 people, 17.24%)
  • Zoloft (4 people, 13.79%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (7 people, 24.14%)
  • Tardive Dyskinesia (5 people, 17.24%)
  • Irritability (5 people, 17.24%)
  • Dyskinesia (5 people, 17.24%)
  • Agitation (5 people, 17.24%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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