Alcohol and Ataxia - from FDA reports


Ataxia is found among people who take Alcohol, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old also take medication Lamotrigine, and have Epilepsy. This review analyzes which people have Ataxia with Alcohol. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 6,975 people who have side effects when taking Alcohol from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Oct, 26, 2017

6,975 people reported to have side effects when taking Alcohol.
Among them, 47 people (0.67%) have Ataxia

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Could Alcohol cause Ataxia?

Gender of people who have Ataxia when taking Alcohol *:

  • female: 53.33 %
  • male: 46.67 %

Age of people who have Ataxia when taking Alcohol *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 5.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.5 %
  • 20-29: 20.0 %
  • 30-39: 15.0 %
  • 40-49: 10.0 %
  • 50-59: 30.0 %
  • 60+: 17.5 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Epilepsy (9 people, 19.15%)
  • Schizophrenia, Paranoid Type (2 people, 4.26%)
  • Psychotic Disorder (2 people, 4.26%)
  • Depression (2 people, 4.26%)
  • High Blood Pressure (1 person, 2.13%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Phenytoin (7 people, 14.89%)
  • Omeprazole (7 people, 14.89%)
  • Lamotrigine (7 people, 14.89%)
  • Gabapentin (6 people, 12.77%)
  • Mirtazapine (5 people, 10.64%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Speech Impairment (adult) (24 people, 51.06%)
  • Eye Movements - Uncontrollable (13 people, 27.66%)
  • Drowsiness (12 people, 25.53%)
  • Intentional Overdose (10 people, 21.28%)
  • Gait Disturbance (9 people, 19.15%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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