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Review: could Suboxone cause Epilepsy?

We study 7,213 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 8,236 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 70,854 patients) has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, convulsion, pain.

On Aug, 17, 2014: 7,208 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 70,583 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 (22 hours ago):

  • I had been experiencing sleep paralysis occasionally, now it is happening more often (about 3 nights a week) and for longer durations. I do sometimes feel my neck spasming during the episode, but it's not every time (and I'm not even sure if it's really happening)

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • my husband got tattoos on hands that say sick fuck tattoos on arms of needles and other Goes to alano club all day long Goes to 3 + aa meetings a day doesn't think of work me or our boys leaves the house all day and does not call or pick up his phone does not talk when he is home acts like a kid to our 13 year old just a totally different person no emotion what so ever thinks every thing is ok help every day it gets worse sorry about the typing eyes and no sleep. sorry this all happened after withdrals from the drugs.About a month after and getting worse. bipolar also and drinking He is almost four month clean from everything and weirder and odd ,stranger than I could ever imagine, we don't know him at all 25 years together and I don't know him for the first time in my life.

    Reply

    KJ on Aug, 15, 2014:

    Have you talked to other families going thru the same thing with their loved one in AA ? I understand from friends that Al-non works. (Al-non dot org)
    In any case, I hope you have a friend or family member to talk and be able to stay a day or two. It just sounds like your husband is trying to keep the addiction away with so many meetings per day and being numb to avoid thinking. My sister went to meetings every day for 6 months. It is time for you to take care of yourself so you can support the family. Contact Al-anon ASAP. You are in my prayers.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • I'd just like to know if suboxone can be causing my ejaculation delay issues? I ejaculate (orgasm) but only once every 2 or three days but have sex every day.

    Reply

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