Suboxone and Epilepsy - from FDA reports
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 15,250 people who have side effects when taking Suboxone from FDA, and is updated regularly.
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On May, 16, 2017
15,250 people reported to have side effects when taking Suboxone.
Among them, 26 people (0.17%) have Epilepsy
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Suboxone when people have Epilepsy *:
- < 1 month: 50.0 %
- 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
- 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
- 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 33.33 %
- 5 - 10 years: 16.67 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Epilepsy when taking Suboxone *:
- female: 50 %
- male: 50 %
Age of people who have Epilepsy when taking Suboxone *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 9.52 %
- 20-29: 23.81 %
- 30-39: 42.86 %
- 40-49: 19.05 %
- 50-59: 4.76 %
- 60+: 0.0 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Drug Dependence (7 people, 26.92%)
- Pain (3 people, 11.54%)
- Convulsion (3 people, 11.54%)
- Seizures (2 people, 7.69%)
- Multiple Sclerosis (2 people, 7.69%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Subutex (3 people, 11.54%)
- Keppra (3 people, 11.54%)
- Tysabri (2 people, 7.69%)
- Tegretol (2 people, 7.69%)
- Dilantin (2 people, 7.69%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Stress And Anxiety (8 people, 30.77%)
- Back Pain (8 people, 30.77%)
- Fatigue (7 people, 26.92%)
- Convulsion (7 people, 26.92%)
- Dental Caries (6 people, 23.08%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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