Who 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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On Jan, 10, 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.

FDA reports used in this study



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