Fluoxetine and Epilepsy - from FDA reports


Summary

Epilepsy is found among people who take Fluoxetine, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Clarithromycin, and have Lower respiratory tract infection. This review analyzes which people have Epilepsy with Fluoxetine. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 44,716 people who have side effects when taking Fluoxetine from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Nov, 22, 2017

44,716 people reported to have side effects when taking Fluoxetine.
Among them, 142 people (0.32%) have Epilepsy


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Fluoxetine cause Epilepsy?

Time on Fluoxetine when people have Epilepsy *:

  • < 1 month: 20 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 20 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 20 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Epilepsy when taking Fluoxetine *:

  • female: 61.6 %
  • male: 38.4 %

Age of people who have Epilepsy when taking Fluoxetine *:

  • 0-1: 1.68 %
  • 2-9: 1.68 %
  • 10-19: 6.72 %
  • 20-29: 10.08 %
  • 30-39: 37.82 %
  • 40-49: 35.29 %
  • 50-59: 4.2 %
  • 60+: 2.52 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Lower Respiratory Tract Infection (22 people, 15.49%)
  • Bladder Irritation (21 people, 14.79%)
  • Pollakiuria (15 people, 10.56%)
  • Schizophrenia (9 people, 6.34%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (8 people, 5.63%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tolterodine Tartrate (22 people, 15.49%)
  • Clarithromycin (22 people, 15.49%)
  • Clozaril (15 people, 10.56%)
  • Lamotrigine (13 people, 9.15%)
  • Keppra (9 people, 6.34%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pollakiuria (11 people, 7.75%)
  • Fall (11 people, 7.75%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (11 people, 7.75%)
  • Loss Of Consciousness (9 people, 6.34%)
  • Astrocytoma (7 people, 4.93%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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