Who have Serotonin syndrome with Valium - from FDA reports


Serotonin syndrome is found among people who take Valium, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Depakote, and have Depression. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 34,386 people who have side effects when taking Valium from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Jan, 17, 2019

34,386 people reported to have side effects when taking Valium.
Among them, 82 people (0.24%) have Serotonin syndrome


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Valium cause Serotonin syndrome?

Time on Valium when people have Serotonin syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 63.64 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 36.36 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Serotonin syndrome when taking Valium *:

  • female: 57.5 %
  • male: 42.5 %

Age of people who have Serotonin syndrome when taking Valium *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 4.23 %
  • 20-29: 9.86 %
  • 30-39: 12.68 %
  • 40-49: 23.94 %
  • 50-59: 25.35 %
  • 60+: 23.94 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Depression: 28 people, 34.15%
  2. Pain: 21 people, 25.61%
  3. High Blood Pressure: 13 people, 15.85%
  4. Procedural Pain: 9 people, 10.98%
  5. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 8 people, 9.76%
  6. Post Herpetic Neuralgia (neuralgia caused by the varicella zoster virus): 8 people, 9.76%
  7. Back Pain: 7 people, 8.54%
  8. High Blood Cholesterol: 7 people, 8.54%
  9. Joint Pain: 6 people, 7.32%
  10. Migraine (headache): 6 people, 7.32%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Depakote: 13 people, 15.85%
  2. Vytorin: 12 people, 14.63%
  3. Prozac: 12 people, 14.63%
  4. Wellbutrin: 12 people, 14.63%
  5. Zofran: 11 people, 13.41%
  6. Effexor Xr: 11 people, 13.41%
  7. Paxil: 10 people, 12.20%
  8. Topamax: 9 people, 10.98%
  9. Restasis: 9 people, 10.98%
  10. Baclofen: 9 people, 10.98%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Weight Decreased: 15 people, 18.29%
  2. Fever: 15 people, 18.29%
  3. Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body): 14 people, 17.07%
  4. Pain: 12 people, 14.63%
  5. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 11 people, 13.41%
  6. Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure): 11 people, 13.41%
  7. Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement): 10 people, 12.20%
  8. Fall: 9 people, 10.98%
  9. Nausea And Vomiting: 9 people, 10.98%
  10. Loss Of Consciousness: 9 people, 10.98%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study



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