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Review: could Buspar cause Depression?

Summary: Depression could be caused by Buspar, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Zoloft, and have Depression.

We study 10,078 people who have side effects while taking Buspar from FDA and social media. Among them, 589 have Depression. Find out below who they are, when they have Depression and more.

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Buspar

Buspar (latest outcomes from 10,981 users) has active ingredients of buspirone hydrochloride. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Depression

Depression (latest reports from 1,144,306 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain, pain relief by acupuncture, acupuncture and pain.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 10,010 people reported to have side effects when taking Buspar. Among them, 760 people (7.59%) have Depression. They amount to 0.07% of all the 1,144,580 people who have Depression on eHealthMe.

Trend of Depression in Buspar reports

Time on Buspar when people have Depression * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Depression25.93%25.93%3.70%11.11%18.52%11.11%3.70%

Gender of people who have Depression when taking Buspar * :

FemaleMale
Depression67.76%32.24%

Age of people who have Depression when taking Buspar * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Depression0.00%0.15%2.69%6.73%16.74%31.84%27.65%14.20%

Severity of Depression when taking Buspar ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Depression0.00%58.33%25.00%16.67%

How people recovered from Depression ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Depression0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (137 people, 18.03%)
  2. Pain (128 people, 16.84%)
  3. Anxiety (119 people, 15.66%)
  4. Smoking cessation therapy (47 people, 6.18%)
  5. Insomnia (35 people, 4.61%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zoloft (181 people, 23.82%)
  2. Xanax (152 people, 20.00%)
  3. Prozac (135 people, 17.76%)
  4. Oxycontin (134 people, 17.63%)
  5. Prilosec (133 people, 17.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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