Zyprexa and Serotonin syndrome - from FDA reports


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 52,086 people who have side effects while taking Zyprexa from FDA. Among them, 163 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 bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Zyprexa 53,227 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, insomnia (latest reports from 9,744 Serotonin syndrome patients).

On Feb, 04, 2017

52,086 people reported to have side effects when taking Zyprexa.
Among them, 163 people (0.31%) have Serotonin Syndrome


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Zyprexa cause Serotonin syndrome?

Time on Zyprexa when people have Serotonin Syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 29.73 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 45.95 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.51 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.41 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.7 %
  • 10+ years: 2.7 %

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

  • female: 60.62 %
  • male: 39.38 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.76 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 6.87 %
  • 20-29: 6.87 %
  • 30-39: 14.5 %
  • 40-49: 9.16 %
  • 50-59: 24.43 %
  • 60+: 37.4 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (25 people, 15.34%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (20 people, 12.27%)
  • Schizophrenia (13 people, 7.98%)
  • Major Depression (8 people, 4.91%)
  • Delusion (8 people, 4.91%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Paxil (29 people, 17.79%)
  • Prozac (18 people, 11.04%)
  • Wellbutrin (17 people, 10.43%)
  • Remeron (15 people, 9.20%)
  • Effexor (15 people, 9.20%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (29 people, 17.79%)
  • Fever (24 people, 14.72%)
  • Agitation (22 people, 13.50%)
  • Tremor (19 people, 11.66%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (18 people, 11.04%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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