Review: could Zonisamide cause Serotonin syndrome?
This is a review of Serotonin syndrome by studying 2,512 people who take Zonisamide. We analyze: the time on Zonisamide when people have Serotonin syndrome, gender and age of these people, the severity of Serotonin syndrome, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Zonisamide. The review is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Zonisamide (latest outcomes from 2,451 users) has active ingredients of zonisamide. It is often used in epilepsy, migraine. Commonly reported side effects of Zonisamide include convulsion, fever, erythema multiforme, lyell's syndrome, rashes.
Serotonin syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time) (latest reports from 33,642 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, major depression, bipolar disorder.
On Feb, 28, 2014: 2,293 people reported to have side effects when taking Zonisamide. Among them, 7 people (0.31%) have Serotonin Syndrome.
Time on Zonisamide when people have Serotonin syndrome * :
Gender of people who have Serotonin syndrome when taking Zonisamide * :
|Serotonin syndrome||100.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Serotonin syndrome when taking Zonisamide * :
|Serotonin syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Severity of Serotonin syndrome when taking Zonisamide ** :
How people recovered from Serotonin syndrome ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pelvic pain (6 people, 85.71%)
- Dysuria (1 people, 14.29%)
- Pain (1 people, 14.29%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Levothyroxine sodium (7 people, 100.00%)
- Promethazine (7 people, 100.00%)
- Pravastatin (7 people, 100.00%)
- Gabapentin (7 people, 100.00%)
- Amitriptyline hcl (7 people, 100.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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