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Review: could Suboxone cause Epilepsy?

Summary: Epilepsy could be caused by Suboxone, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Subutex, and have Abdominal pain.

We study 7,167 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 8,182 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 67,884 patients) has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, pain, convulsion.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 7,085 people reported to have side effects when taking Suboxone. Among them, 14 people (0.20%) have Epilepsy. They amount to 0.02% of all the 68,315 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. Promethazine (1 people, 7.14%)
  4. Relpax (1 people, 7.14%)
  5. Cyclophosphamide (1 people, 7.14%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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