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Review: could Valium cause Serotonin syndrome?

Summary: Serotonin syndrome is found among people who take Valium, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Depakote, and have Depression.

We study 20,067 people who have side effects while taking Valium from FDA and social media. Among them, 48 have Serotonin syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Serotonin syndrome and more.

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Valium

Valium has active ingredients of diazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 21,837 Valium users)

Serotonin syndrome

Serotonin syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time) has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, major depression, bipolar disorder. (latest reports from 6,559 Serotonin syndrome patients)

On Apr, 3, 2015: 20,067 people reported to have side effects when taking Valium. Among them, 48 people (0.24%) have Serotonin Syndrome.

Trend of Serotonin syndrome in Valium reports

Time on Valium when people have Serotonin syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Serotonin syndrome0.00%0.00%16.67%0.00%0.00%83.33%0.00%

Gender of people who have Serotonin syndrome when taking Valium * :

FemaleMale
Serotonin syndrome48.94%51.06%

Age of people who have Serotonin syndrome when taking Valium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Serotonin syndrome0.00%0.00%2.27%11.36%11.36%27.27%6.82%40.91%

Severity of Serotonin syndrome when taking Valium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Serotonin syndrome0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Serotonin syndrome ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Serotonin syndrome0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (14 people, 29.17%)
  2. Migraine prophylaxis (7 people, 14.58%)
  3. Back pain (7 people, 14.58%)
  4. Migraine (6 people, 12.50%)
  5. Hypertension (6 people, 12.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Depakote (11 people, 22.92%)
  2. Topamax (9 people, 18.75%)
  3. Baclofen (9 people, 18.75%)
  4. Effexor xr (9 people, 18.75%)
  5. Diovan (8 people, 16.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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