Review: could Strattera cause Serotonin syndrome?
This is a review of Serotonin syndrome by studying 18,305 people who take Strattera. We analyze: the time on Strattera when people have Serotonin syndrome, gender and age of these people, the severity of Serotonin syndrome, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Strattera. The review is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Strattera (latest outcomes from 19,106 users) has active ingredients of atomoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Commonly reported side effects of Strattera include fatigue, drowsiness, fatigue aggravated, nausea aggravated, nausea.
Serotonin syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time) (latest reports from 33,607 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, major depression, bipolar disorder.
On Mar, 7, 2014: 18,305 people reported to have side effects when taking Strattera. Among them, 23 people (0.13%) have Serotonin Syndrome.
Time on Strattera when people have Serotonin syndrome * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Serotonin syndrome||57.14%||28.57%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||14.29%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Serotonin syndrome when taking Strattera * :
|Serotonin syndrome||42.86%||57.14% |
Age of people who have Serotonin syndrome when taking Strattera * :
|Serotonin syndrome||0.00%||29.17%||25.00%||4.17%||12.50%||25.00%||4.17%||0.00% |
Severity of Serotonin syndrome when taking Strattera ** :
How people recovered from Serotonin syndrome ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (21 people, 91.30%)
- Depression (3 people, 13.04%)
- Oppositional defiant disorder (2 people, 8.70%)
- Bipolar disorder (2 people, 8.70%)
- Migraine (1 people, 4.35%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zoloft (4 people, 17.39%)
- Lexapro (4 people, 17.39%)
- Prozac (4 people, 17.39%)
- Tenex (2 people, 8.70%)
- Seroquel (2 people, 8.70%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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