Buspar and Depression - from FDA reports


Summary

Depression is found among people who take Buspar, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zoloft, and have Stress and anxiety . We study 12,046 people who have side effects while taking Buspar from FDA. Among them, 731 have Depression. Find out below who they are, when they have Depression and more.

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Buspar

Buspar has active ingredients of buspirone hydrochloride. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Buspar 13,650 users)

Depression

Depression has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, quit smoking, pain (latest reports from 365,256 Depression patients).

On Jan, 26, 2017

12,046 people reported to have side effects when taking Buspar.
Among them, 731 people (6.07%) have Depression


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Buspar cause Depression?

Time on Buspar when people have Depression *:

  • < 1 month: 37.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.5 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.25 %
  • 10+ years: 6.25 %

Gender of people who have Depression when taking Buspar *:

  • female: 69.35 %
  • male: 30.65 %

Age of people who have Depression when taking Buspar *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.34 %
  • 10-19: 3.52 %
  • 20-29: 7.21 %
  • 30-39: 14.43 %
  • 40-49: 30.03 %
  • 50-59: 27.35 %
  • 60+: 17.11 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (149 people, 20.38%)
  • Pain (128 people, 17.51%)
  • Quit Smoking (46 people, 6.29%)
  • High Blood Pressure (41 people, 5.61%)
  • Insomnia (39 people, 5.34%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zoloft (160 people, 21.89%)
  • Xanax (139 people, 19.02%)
  • Oxycontin (121 people, 16.55%)
  • Prilosec (113 people, 15.46%)
  • Klonopin (113 people, 15.46%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (361 people, 49.38%)
  • Pain (212 people, 29.00%)
  • Suicidal Ideation (185 people, 25.31%)
  • Fatigue (175 people, 23.94%)
  • Weakness (160 people, 21.89%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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