Review: could Acetaminophen cause Completed suicide?
We study 69,428 people who have side effects while taking Acetaminophen from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,252 have Completed suicide. Find out below who they are, when they have Completed suicide and more.
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Acetaminophen (latest outcomes from 70,694 users) has active ingredients of acetaminophen. It is often used in pain.
Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life) (latest reports from 110,949 patients) has been reported by people with depression, suicide attempt, ill-defined disorder, pain, quit smoking.
On Aug, 19, 2014: 69,427 people reported to have side effects when taking Acetaminophen. Among them, 3,252 people (4.68%) have Completed Suicide. They amount to 2.93% of all the 110,947 people who have Completed Suicide on eHealthMe.
Time on Acetaminophen when people have Completed suicide * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Completed suicide||97.67%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||2.33%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Completed suicide when taking Acetaminophen * :
|Completed suicide||64.33%||35.67% |
Age of people who have Completed suicide when taking Acetaminophen * :
|Completed suicide||0.00%||0.00%||6.13%||15.43%||21.51%||20.93%||17.93%||18.07% |
Severity of Completed suicide when taking Acetaminophen ** :
How people recovered from Completed suicide ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Suicide attempt (565 people, 17.37%)
- Ill-defined disorder (88 people, 2.71%)
- Completed suicide (60 people, 1.85%)
- Depression (53 people, 1.63%)
- Pain (25 people, 0.77%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ethanol (308 people, 9.47%)
- Ibuprofen (289 people, 8.89%)
- Alprazolam (270 people, 8.30%)
- Aspirin (257 people, 7.90%)
- Diphenhydramine hcl (216 people, 6.64%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Nicole on Jul, 24, 2014:
55 year old male,took his life after taking medication for about 3-4 months. In his total 30 plus years of taking Anti psychotic medications, has he ever,never displayed a history of self mutilation, or thoughts of suicide. Lots of questions regarding if his doctor made clear the side effects, or if followed up with blood work was done. Very, very angry and grieving my uncle's death. This will not be another stat for study purposes. It will be for change. And accountability.
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