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Review: could Suboxone cause Epilepsy?

We study 7,200 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 (latest outcomes from 8,224 users) has active ingredients of buprenorphine hydrochloride; naloxone hydrochloride. It is often used in opiate withdrawal.

Epilepsy

Epilepsy (common and diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures) (latest reports from 68,575 patients) has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, convulsion, pain.

On Jul, 17, 2014: 7,198 people reported to have side effects when taking Suboxone. Among them, 14 people (0.19%) have Epilepsy. They amount to 0.02% of all the 68,732 people who have Epilepsy on eHealthMe.

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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (10 hours ago):

  • Gastrointestinal specialist treats with narcotic pain medications and muscle relaxer Soma. After addiction treatment pancreatic pain treated with Suboxone and Soma to address addiction, chronic abdominal pancreatic pain and muscle relaxant helps with slowing digestive muscle spasms by slowing digestion and easing pain from eating most foods. Suboxone 12 mg @ day, Soma 1 @ 350 mg 3X day with meals.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 days ago):

  • I had a small amount of the hyperpigmentation between the nose and mouth (mustache area) before starting any of the drugs listed above, however, I was on Methadone at the time. That was about 3 years ago. Over the last 2 years it has spread to my cheeks & chin as well. Basically I have darkened skin in the areas of the face that a beard would cover, which causes me to look like I have a beard and mustache.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 days ago):

  • Are all these medications ok to take together? The suboxone is only 1mg in the morning, the clonazepam is not daily, the Xyrem is for sleep, and the Adderall is for narcolepsy.

    Reply

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