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Review: could Suboxone cause Epilepsy?





Summary: Epilepsy is found among people who take Suboxone, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Subutex, and have Abdominal pain.

We study 7,235 people who have side effects while taking Suboxone from FDA and social media. Among them, 14 have Epilepsy. Find out below who they are, when they have Epilepsy and more.

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Suboxone

Suboxone has active ingredients of buprenorphine hydrochloride; naloxone hydrochloride. It is often used in opiate withdrawal. (latest outcomes from Suboxone 8,267 users)

Epilepsy

Epilepsy (common and diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures) has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, convulsion, pain.(latest reports from Epilepsy 37,206 patients)

On Dec, 3, 2014: 7,235 people reported to have side effects when taking Suboxone. Among them, 14 people (0.19%) have Epilepsy.

Trend of Epilepsy in Suboxone reports

Time on Suboxone when people have Epilepsy * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Epilepsy100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Epilepsy when taking Suboxone * :

FemaleMale
Epilepsy73.33%26.67%

Age of people who have Epilepsy when taking Suboxone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Epilepsy0.00%0.00%14.29%35.71%42.86%7.14%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Epilepsy when taking Suboxone ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Epilepsy ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Abdominal pain (1 people, 7.14%)
  2. Pain (1 people, 7.14%)
  3. Drug abuse (1 people, 7.14%)
  4. Drug dependence (1 people, 7.14%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Subutex (2 people, 14.29%)
  2. Epilim (2 people, 14.29%)
  3. Amerge (1 people, 7.14%)
  4. Alendronate sodium (1 people, 7.14%)
  5. Morphine sulfate (1 people, 7.14%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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