Review: could Zyprexa cause Serotonin syndrome?
Summary: Serotonin syndrome could be caused by Zyprexa, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Paxil, and have Depression.
We study 42,764 people who have side effects while taking Zyprexa from FDA and social media. Among them, 143 have Serotonin syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Serotonin syndrome and more.
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Zyprexa (latest outcomes from 43,470 users) has active ingredients of olanzapine. It is often used in bipolar disorder.
Serotonin syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time) (latest reports from 34,373 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, major depression, bipolar disorder.
On Apr, 10, 2014: 42,731 people reported to have side effects when taking Zyprexa. Among them, 143 people (0.33%) have Serotonin Syndrome. They amount to 0.42% of all the 34,358 people who have Serotonin Syndrome on eHealthMe.
Time on Zyprexa when people have Serotonin syndrome * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Serotonin syndrome||27.27%||48.48%||0.00%||15.15%||6.06%||3.03%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Serotonin syndrome when taking Zyprexa * :
|Serotonin syndrome||60.59%||39.41% |
Age of people who have Serotonin syndrome when taking Zyprexa * :
|Serotonin syndrome||0.75%||0.00%||6.77%||5.26%||18.05%||14.29%||21.80%||33.08% |
Severity of Serotonin syndrome when taking Zyprexa ** :
How people recovered from Serotonin syndrome ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (23 people, 16.08%)
- Bipolar disorder (17 people, 11.89%)
- Anxiety (14 people, 9.79%)
- Major depression (14 people, 9.79%)
- Schizophrenia (12 people, 8.39%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Paxil (37 people, 25.87%)
- Clonazepam (28 people, 19.58%)
- Seroquel (24 people, 16.78%)
- Trazodone hcl (24 people, 16.78%)
- Lorazepam (22 people, 15.38%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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