Review: could Strattera cause Serotonin syndrome?
Summary: Serotonin syndrome 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 Zoloft, and have Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. We study 18,435 people who have side effects while taking Strattera from FDA and social media. Among them, 23 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 19,166 Strattera users)
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, bipolar disorder. (latest reports from 6,559 Serotonin syndrome patients)
On Apr, 29, 2015: 18,433 people reported to have side effects when taking Strattera. Among them, 23 people (0.12%) 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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