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Review: could Atenolol cause Completed suicide?

Summary: Completed suicide could be caused by Atenolol, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Amlodipine, and have Depression.

We study 79,901 people who have side effects while taking Atenolol from FDA and social media. Among them, 672 have Completed suicide. Find out below who they are, when they have Completed suicide and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 79,811 people reported to have side effects when taking Atenolol. Among them, 672 people (0.84%) have Completed Suicide. They amount to 0.61% of all the 110,081 people who have Completed Suicide on eHealthMe.

Trend of Completed suicide in Atenolol reports

Time on Atenolol when people have Completed suicide * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Completed suicide86.21%0.00%3.45%0.00%0.00%10.34%0.00%

Gender of people who have Completed suicide when taking Atenolol * :

FemaleMale
Completed suicide43.13%56.87%

Age of people who have Completed suicide when taking Atenolol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Completed suicide0.00%0.00%5.49%9.50%10.53%18.84%24.78%30.86%

Severity of Completed suicide when taking Atenolol ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Completed suicide ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (53 people, 7.89%)
  2. Ill-defined disorder (23 people, 3.42%)
  3. Completed suicide (13 people, 1.93%)
  4. Hypertension (7 people, 1.04%)
  5. Anxiety (7 people, 1.04%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Amlodipine (105 people, 15.62%)
  2. Lisinopril (75 people, 11.16%)
  3. Ethanol (64 people, 9.52%)
  4. Alprazolam (55 people, 8.18%)
  5. Diazepam (50 people, 7.44%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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