Review: could Zyprexa cause Serotonin Syndrome?


Summary

Serotonin syndrome is found among people who take Zyprexa, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Paxil, and have Depression . We study 42,884 people who have side effects while taking Zyprexa from FDA and social media. Among them, 162 have Serotonin syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Serotonin syndrome and more.

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Zyprexa

Zyprexa has active ingredients of olanzapine. It is often used in schizophrenia. (latest outcomes from Zyprexa 43,465 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 vaginal discharge, disease complication, bruxism, feeling jittery (latest reports from 6,416 Serotonin syndrome patients).

On Jul, 23, 2016

42,884 people reported to have side effects when taking Zyprexa.
Among them, 162 people (0.38%) have Serotonin Syndrome


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Zyprexa cause Serotonin syndrome?

Time on Zyprexa when people have Serotonin Syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 26.47 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.71 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.88 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.94 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Serotonin Syndrome when taking Zyprexa *:

  • female: 63.12 %
  • male: 36.88 %

Age of people who have Serotonin Syndrome when taking Zyprexa *:

  • 0-1: 0.81 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 7.26 %
  • 20-29: 5.65 %
  • 30-39: 18.55 %
  • 40-49: 9.68 %
  • 50-59: 23.39 %
  • 60+: 34.68 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (22 people)
  • Bipolar Disorder (14 people)
  • Schizophrenia (12 people)
  • Major Depression (8 people)
  • Delusion (8 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Paxil (27 people)
  • Remeron (14 people)
  • Effexor (14 people)
  • Lorazepam (13 people)
  • Depakote (12 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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