Could Suboxone cause Epilepsy - from FDA reports


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 Lyrica, and have Drug dependence . We study 13,310 people who have side effects while taking Suboxone from FDA. Among them, 17 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 15,934 users)

Epilepsy

Epilepsy (common and diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures) has been reported by people with epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, convulsion (latest reports from 56,427 Epilepsy patients).

On Nov, 30, 2016

13,310 people reported to have side effects when taking Suboxone.
Among them, 17 people (0.13%) have Epilepsy


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Suboxone cause Epilepsy?

Time on Suboxone when people have Epilepsy *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Epilepsy when taking Suboxone *:

  • female: 62.5 %
  • male: 37.5 %

Age of people who have Epilepsy when taking Suboxone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 14.29 %
  • 20-29: 21.43 %
  • 30-39: 50.0 %
  • 40-49: 14.29 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Drug Dependence (2 people, 11.76%)
  • Seizures (1 person, 5.88%)
  • Pain (1 person, 5.88%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (1 person, 5.88%)
  • Abdominal Pain (1 person, 5.88%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Subutex (2 people, 11.76%)
  • Lyrica (2 people, 11.76%)
  • Triamcinolone (1 person, 5.88%)
  • Tretinoin (1 person, 5.88%)
  • Lexapro (1 person, 5.88%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (7 people, 41.18%)
  • Back Pain (7 people, 41.18%)
  • Fatigue (6 people, 35.29%)
  • Convulsion (6 people, 35.29%)
  • Balance Disorder (6 people, 35.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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