Will you have Photosensitivity reaction with Fluoxetine - from FDA reports


Photosensitivity reaction is found among people who take Fluoxetine, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Zyban, and have Hair loss. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 53,900 people who have side effects when taking Fluoxetine from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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eHealthMe is a health data analysis company based in Mountain View, California. eHealthMe monitors and analyzes the outcomes of drugs and supplements that are currently on the market. The results are readily available to health care professionals and consumers.

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Healthcare data is obtained from a number of sources including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This information is aggregated and used to produce personalized reports that patients can reference.

The information that eHealthMe collects includes:

  • Side effects (including severity and how people recover from them)
  • Associated conditions or symptoms
  • Drug effectiveness
  • Demographic data regarding drug use

How the study uses the data?

The study is based on fluoxetine hydrochloride (the active ingredients of Fluoxetine) and Fluoxetine (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Synonyms of Photosensitivity reaction are also considered in the study.

What is Fluoxetine?

Fluoxetine has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Fluoxetine 57,156 users)

What is Photosensitivity reaction?

Photosensitivity reaction has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 10,504 Photosensitivity reaction patients).

How to use the study?

Patients can bring a copy of the report to their healthcare provider to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood. It is recommended that patients use the information presented as a part of a broader decision-making process.

On Mar, 17, 2019

53,900 people reported to have side effects when taking Fluoxetine.
Among them, 75 people (0.14%) have Photosensitivity reaction

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Fluoxetine cause Photosensitivity reaction?

Time on Fluoxetine when people have Photosensitivity reaction *:

  • < 1 month: 12.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 37.5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 37.5 %

Gender of people who have Photosensitivity reaction when taking Fluoxetine *:

  • female: 68.57 %
  • male: 31.43 %

Age of people who have Photosensitivity reaction when taking Fluoxetine *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 6.35 %
  • 20-29: 19.05 %
  • 30-39: 17.46 %
  • 40-49: 31.75 %
  • 50-59: 7.94 %
  • 60+: 17.46 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Hair Loss: 7 people, 9.33%
  2. Rashes (redness): 6 people, 8.00%
  3. Pain: 4 people, 5.33%
  4. Acne (skin problems that cause pimples): 4 people, 5.33%
  5. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: 3 people, 4.00%
  6. Quit Smoking: 3 people, 4.00%
  7. Crohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract): 3 people, 4.00%
  8. High Blood Cholesterol: 3 people, 4.00%
  9. Oral Contraception: 2 people, 2.67%
  10. Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development): 2 people, 2.67%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Zyban: 9 people, 12.00%
  2. Paxil: 8 people, 10.67%
  3. Stelazine: 6 people, 8.00%
  4. Vitamin C: 4 people, 5.33%
  5. Alprazolam: 4 people, 5.33%
  6. Omeprazole: 4 people, 5.33%
  7. Calcium: 3 people, 4.00%
  8. Humira: 3 people, 4.00%
  9. Fluticasone Propionate: 3 people, 4.00%
  10. Enbrel: 3 people, 4.00%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 34 people, 45.33%
  2. Dizziness: 23 people, 30.67%
  3. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 20 people, 26.67%
  4. Balance Disorder: 20 people, 26.67%
  5. Weakness: 20 people, 26.67%
  6. Appetite - Decreased (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat): 20 people, 26.67%
  7. Hyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating): 19 people, 25.33%
  8. Depressed Mood: 19 people, 25.33%
  9. Suicidal Ideation: 19 people, 25.33%
  10. Tearfulness (excess tearing): 18 people, 24.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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