Suboxone and Epilepsy - from FDA reports


Summary

Epilepsy is found among people who take Suboxone, especially for people who are male, 30-39 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Keppra, and have Drug dependence. This review analyzes which people have Epilepsy with Suboxone. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 14,030 people who have side effects when taking Suboxone from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Mar, 14, 2017

14,030 people reported to have side effects when taking Suboxone.
Among them, 23 people (0.16%) have Epilepsy


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Suboxone cause Epilepsy?

Time on Suboxone when people have Epilepsy *:

  • < 1 month: 60 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 20 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Epilepsy when taking Suboxone *:

  • female: 47.62 %
  • male: 52.38 %

Age of people who have Epilepsy when taking Suboxone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 11.11 %
  • 20-29: 22.22 %
  • 30-39: 50.0 %
  • 40-49: 11.11 %
  • 50-59: 5.56 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Drug Dependence (6 people, 26.09%)
  • Pain (3 people, 13.04%)
  • Convulsion (3 people, 13.04%)
  • Seizures (1 person, 4.35%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (1 person, 4.35%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Subutex (3 people, 13.04%)
  • Keppra (3 people, 13.04%)
  • Tegretol (2 people, 8.70%)
  • Lyrica (2 people, 8.70%)
  • Trileptal (1 person, 4.35%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (8 people, 34.78%)
  • Fatigue (7 people, 30.43%)
  • Convulsion (7 people, 30.43%)
  • Back Pain (7 people, 30.43%)
  • Balance Disorder (6 people, 26.09%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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