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Review: could Diazepam cause Suicide attempt?

Summary: Suicide attempt is found among people who take Diazepam, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lorazepam, and have Depression.

We study 31,710 people who have side effects while taking Diazepam from FDA and social media. Among them, 736 have Suicide attempt. Find out below who they are, when they have Suicide attempt and more.

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Diazepam

Diazepam has active ingredients of diazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 32,944 Diazepam users)

Suicide attempt

Suicide attempt has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, stress and anxiety, pain, bipolar disorder. (latest reports from 32,157 Suicide attempt patients)

On Jan, 3, 2015: 31,700 people reported to have side effects when taking Diazepam. Among them, 736 people (2.32%) have Suicide Attempt.

Trend of Suicide attempt in Diazepam reports

Time on Diazepam when people have Suicide attempt * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Suicide attempt77.94%5.88%0.00%1.47%12.50%2.21%0.00%

Gender of people who have Suicide attempt when taking Diazepam * :

FemaleMale
Suicide attempt58.36%41.64%

Age of people who have Suicide attempt when taking Diazepam * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Suicide attempt0.00%0.15%4.49%15.33%28.64%26.01%12.85%12.54%

Severity of Suicide attempt when taking Diazepam ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Suicide attempt ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (113 people, 15.35%)
  2. Anxiety (90 people, 12.23%)
  3. Pain (42 people, 5.71%)
  4. Suicide attempt (36 people, 4.89%)
  5. Smoking cessation therapy (31 people, 4.21%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lorazepam (77 people, 10.46%)
  2. Seroquel (50 people, 6.79%)
  3. Temazepam (49 people, 6.66%)
  4. Neurontin (45 people, 6.11%)
  5. Alprazolam (41 people, 5.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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