Zyprexa and Serotonin syndrome - from FDA reports
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 Schizophrenia. This review analyzes which people have Serotonin syndrome with Zyprexa. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 53,356 people who have side effects when taking Zyprexa from FDA , and is updated regularly.
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On Oct, 18, 2017
53,356 people reported to have side effects when taking Zyprexa.
Among them, 166 people (0.31%) have Serotonin syndrome
Number of reports submitted per year:
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: 16.22 %
- 2 - 5 years: 5.41 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 2.7 %
Gender of people who have Serotonin syndrome when taking Zyprexa *:
- female: 60.12 %
- male: 39.88 %
Age of people who have Serotonin syndrome when taking Zyprexa *:
- 0-1: 0.75 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 7.52 %
- 20-29: 6.77 %
- 30-39: 15.04 %
- 40-49: 9.02 %
- 50-59: 24.06 %
- 60+: 36.84 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Schizophrenia (14 people, 8.43%)
- Major Depression (8 people, 4.82%)
- Delusion (8 people, 4.82%)
- Stress And Anxiety (7 people, 4.22%)
- Psychotic Disorder (7 people, 4.22%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Paxil (29 people, 17.47%)
- Prozac (18 people, 10.84%)
- Wellbutrin (17 people, 10.24%)
- Remeron (15 people, 9.04%)
- Effexor (15 people, 9.04%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (29 people, 17.47%)
- Fever (24 people, 14.46%)
- Agitation (23 people, 13.86%)
- Tremor (20 people, 12.05%)
- Stress And Anxiety (19 people, 11.45%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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