Review: could Suboxone cause Epilepsy?


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 Epilim, and have Abdominal pain . We study 8,412 people who have side effects while taking Suboxone from FDA and social media. Among them, 13 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 drug dependence. (latest outcomes from Suboxone 10,334 users)

Epilepsy

Epilepsy (common and diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures) has been reported by people with fever, rashes, drug ineffective, drowsiness, grand mal convulsion (latest reports from 43,285 Epilepsy patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

8,412 people reported to have side effects when taking Suboxone.
Among them, 13 people (0.15%) 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: 66.67 %
  • male: 33.33 %

Age of people who have Epilepsy when taking Suboxone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 18.18 %
  • 20-29: 18.18 %
  • 30-39: 54.55 %
  • 40-49: 9.09 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (1 person)
  • Drug Dependence (1 person)
  • Drug Abuse (1 person)
  • Abdominal Pain (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Subutex (2 people)
  • Epilim (2 people)
  • Magic Mouthwash (1 person)
  • Lexapro (1 person)
  • Florastor (1 person)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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