eHealthMe - What patients like me said? eHealthMe - a cloud computing service for drugs

What patients like me said?

More tools

Review: could Valium cause Serotonin syndrome?

Summary: Serotonin syndrome could be caused by Valium, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take Depakote, and have Depression.

We study 20,006 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.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 19,924 people reported to have side effects when taking Valium. Among them, 48 people (0.24%) have Serotonin Syndrome. They amount to 0.14% of all the 34,369 people who have Serotonin Syndrome on eHealthMe.

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. Dyspepsia (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. Effexor xr (9 people, 18.75%)
  4. Baclofen (9 people, 18.75%)
  5. Nucynta er (8 people, 16.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

Related topic: Valium, Serotonin syndrome

You can also:


Advertise here

On eHealthMe, Valium (diazepam) is often used for stress and anxiety. Find out below the conditions Valium is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is Valium used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Could it be a symptom from a condition:

Drugs in real world that are associated with:

Could your condition cause it?

Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (12 months ago):

  • I was in a MVA 2 1/2 years ago, I was an RN and was left unable to work. 3 months after the MVA I underwent a Hysterectomy found 4th grade Endometriosis with Adhesions. Only able to remove uterus, cervix is stuck to bowel unable to remove both ovaries retained. Underwent 2 rounds of 6 months each of Depro Lupron injections endometriosis symptoms subsided for 6-8 months and has since returned being cyclic for 12-15 days a month. During the time between the mva and hysterectomy 2 week period of stiffness, unable to move easily sent to rhuematologist found to recently had Parvo Recovered from that. Over time Rheumatologist diagnosed with connective tissue disorder started on Plaquenil and Prednisone. Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Sent to pain management diagnosed with pelvic floor tension myalgia, vuvlodynia, vaginal spasms, low testosterone and intersticial cystitis. Sent to sexual medicine doctor, found muscle damage from hysterectomy did trigger point injections and physical therapy deep tissue massage. Then I tore ACL and Medial Meniscus, unable to continue with pelvic pain doctor because gait was messing up what they were fixing. routine blood test found K+ to be 2.5 started on supplements of 40 meq a day of K+. Total body swelling started overnight started on Lasix, no improvement changed to Bumex edema decreased, potassium increased to 60 meq a day. I have been on pain medication since the MVA I have gone from Vicodin, valium to Percocet oxicontin, to MS Contin, Methadone, Butrans Patch and Now I am on Exalgo 12 mg once a day with 2 mg of dilaudid at bedtime. This does not seem to be working. I have constant abdominal/pelvic pain, vaginal spasms, bladder pain, kidney pain after the Bumex has worn off. I have developed Peripheral Neuropathy of my feet from taking crestor and hydroxychloroquine together, then they changed me to Lipitor, which is a statin and will do the same, Primary MD disagrees. I have suffered from Depression, anxiety, Panic attacks and migraines for over 10 years these are inherited conditions in Maternal Grandmother and Mother, migraines in Father also. They are now looking at Sjogrens Syndrome. Was on Vitamin B6 new medical journals say women should not take more than 10-50 mg a day-otc bottles say 100mg so pain management said I am suffering from vitamin B3 overdose and serotonin syndrome, trying to cut back on anti depressives and anti anxiety meds, but now is not really the time to do, I have been turned down for disability X2

    Reply

    Priti on May, 7, 2013:

    Become a vegan, leave animal protein, do yoga and chant " Nam myoho renge Kyo". Search the website "Soka Gakkai International" , practice this philosophy and see the results.

    Reply

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.

WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.

DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.

You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).

If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.

SHARE THIS:       

Related study

- Valium side effects

 

Related symptom

- Serotonin Syndrome

 

 

Recent user comments

- "Been I'll for 9 months. Just recently found pneumonia ... " (2 hours ago)

- "been reducing drug over 3 weeks to 20mg a day. irregu ... " (3 hours ago)

- "I have been taking ibuprofen 800 mg every 4-6 hours f ... " (4 hours ago)

 

Tools

- Check symptoms
- Check drugs
- Compare drugs
- Ask a question
- Write a review
- Report a side effect

 

Popular searches

- Dymelor
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Tri Nasal
- Norisodrine
- Jaundice Hepatocellular

   

Drugs: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Conditions: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Side effects: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Symptoms: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

About - Terms of service - Privacy policy - Press - Advertise - Apps - Testimonials - Contact us

 
© 2014 eHealthMe.com. All rights reserved. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of eHealthMe.com's terms of service and privacy policy.