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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 42,791 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

Zyprexa has active ingredients of olanzapine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 43,502 Zyprexa 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, bipolar disorder. (latest reports from 6,559 Serotonin syndrome patients)

On Apr, 1, 2015: 42,791 people reported to have side effects when taking Zyprexa. Among them, 143 people (0.33%) have Serotonin Syndrome.

Trend of Serotonin syndrome in Zyprexa reports

Time on Zyprexa when people have Serotonin syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Serotonin syndrome27.27%48.48%0.00%15.15%6.06%3.03%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Serotonin syndrome60.59%39.41%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Serotonin syndrome0.75%0.00%6.77%5.26%18.05%14.29%21.80%33.08%

Severity of Serotonin syndrome when taking Zyprexa ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Serotonin syndrome ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (23 people, 16.08%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (17 people, 11.89%)
  3. Anxiety (14 people, 9.79%)
  4. Major depression (14 people, 9.79%)
  5. Schizophrenia (12 people, 8.39%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Paxil (37 people, 25.87%)
  2. Clonazepam (28 people, 19.58%)
  3. Seroquel (24 people, 16.78%)
  4. Trazodone hcl (24 people, 16.78%)
  5. Lorazepam (22 people, 15.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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