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Review: could Suboxone cause Seizures?

Summary: Seizures is reported only by a few people who take Suboxone.

We study 7,276 people who have side effects while taking Suboxone from FDA and social media. Among them, 2 have Seizures. Find out below who they are, when they have Seizures 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 8,304 Suboxone users)

Seizures

Seizures (abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain) has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, pain, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, epilepsy. (latest reports from 2,117 Seizures patients)

On Apr, 13, 2015: 7,276 people reported to have side effects when taking Suboxone. Among them, 2 people (0.03%) have Seizures.

Trend of Seizures in Suboxone reports

Time on Suboxone when people have Seizures * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Seizures50.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Seizures when taking Suboxone * :

FemaleMale
Seizures100.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Seizures when taking Suboxone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Seizures0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Seizures when taking Suboxone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Seizures0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Seizures ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Seizures0.00%100.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (2 people, 100.00%)
  2. Adhd (1 people, 50.00%)
  3. Opiate withdrawal (1 people, 50.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Tramadol hydrochloride (1 people, 50.00%)
  2. Adderall xr 10 (1 people, 50.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

Concerned sister (5 months ago):

My brother is 26 years old. He has been on suboxone for over a year. He has never had a seizure until last night. The first one was a Gran mal seizure it lasted almost four minutes. Then he had a second one before the ambulance arrived. His third occurred while in the er. He had been complaining for weeks with his stomach . He throws up daily. IV user also with the suboxone and I know that the film in the strip can cause clots and lead to death. I've told the doctor this but its as if they pay me no mind. I'm worried when he is released he will continue to shoot this drug. I will not watch him die.
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Canyons Dad (2 years ago):

I have been taking suboxone for 4 months and have never had seizures in my life. 2 months after being on 2 mg of suboxone I had a seizure... All of my tests came back normal... Another 2 months later I had 5 seizures in 6 hours... More studies are being done but I feel this is directly related, I am a 38 year old male with no health problems and no history of seizures so I feel suboxone is a dangerous drug!
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shannon rowell (3 years ago):

I stated taking suboxone in april 2012 I have epilepsy but i have had 5 seizures in the last 2 days i am a 39 yr old female i started taking lortab beace i hav a shoulder that dislocates and cant find a surgen who will fix it because when i have them my shoulder comes out of the socket so i became physicaly addicted thats when i started taking suboxone every day and i wake up and my hands are locked up so tight that my husband has to help me is there anyone out ther thats is experiencing the sane problems
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