Review: could Strattera cause Serotonin Syndrome?


Serotonin syndrome is found among people who take Strattera, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zoloft, and have Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder . We study 24,472 people who have side effects while taking Strattera from FDA and social media. Among them, 34 have Serotonin syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Serotonin syndrome and more.

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Strattera has active ingredients of atomoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from Strattera 25,096 users)

Serotonin Syndrome

Serotonin syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time) has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, major depression, insomnia (latest reports from 9,742 Serotonin syndrome patients).

On Oct, 19, 2016

24,472 people reported to have side effects when taking Strattera.
Among them, 34 people (0.14%) have Serotonin Syndrome

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Strattera cause Serotonin syndrome?

Time on Strattera when people have Serotonin Syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 62.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 12.5 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Serotonin Syndrome when taking Strattera *:

  • female: 50 %
  • male: 50 %

Age of people who have Serotonin Syndrome when taking Strattera *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 13.79 %
  • 10-19: 20.69 %
  • 20-29: 6.9 %
  • 30-39: 17.24 %
  • 40-49: 34.48 %
  • 50-59: 6.9 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder (23 people, 67.65%)
  • Depression (5 people, 14.71%)
  • Intervertebral Disc Degeneration (4 people, 11.76%)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (4 people, 11.76%)
  • Anxiety (4 people, 11.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zoloft (7 people, 20.59%)
  • Prozac (5 people, 14.71%)
  • Ritalin (4 people, 11.76%)
  • Alprazolam. (4 people, 11.76%)
  • Latuda (3 people, 8.82%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Headache (11 people, 32.35%)
  • Nightmare (7 people, 20.59%)
  • Feeling Abnormal (7 people, 20.59%)
  • Tremor (6 people, 17.65%)
  • Hyperhidrosis (6 people, 17.65%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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