Review: could Doxycycline cause Suicide attempt?
We study 12,011 people who have side effects while taking Doxycycline from FDA and social media. Among them, 116 have Suicide attempt. Find out below who they are, when they have Suicide attempt and more.
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Doxycycline (latest outcomes from 13,622 users) has active ingredients of doxycycline hyclate. It is often used in acne.
Suicide attempt (latest reports from 144,462 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, stress and anxiety, pain, bipolar disorder.
On Jul, 15, 2014: 12,011 people reported to have side effects when taking Doxycycline. Among them, 116 people (0.97%) have Suicide Attempt. They amount to 0.08% of all the 144,359 people who have Suicide Attempt on eHealthMe.
Time on Doxycycline when people have Suicide attempt * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Suicide attempt||42.31%||3.85%||0.00%||0.00%||46.15%||7.69%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Suicide attempt when taking Doxycycline * :
|Suicide attempt||59.02%||40.98% |
Age of people who have Suicide attempt when taking Doxycycline * :
|Suicide attempt||0.00%||0.00%||12.00%||29.00%||20.00%||29.00%||4.00%||6.00% |
Severity of Suicide attempt when taking Doxycycline ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Suicide attempt||0.00%||50.00%||0.00%||50.00% |
How people recovered from Suicide attempt ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Suicide attempt||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Acne (23 people, 19.83%)
- Depression (23 people, 19.83%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (21 people, 18.10%)
- Anxiety (14 people, 12.07%)
- Insomnia (12 people, 10.34%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Accutane (24 people, 20.69%)
- Chantix (20 people, 17.24%)
- Trimethoprim + sulfamethoxazole (19 people, 16.38%)
- Zyprexa (17 people, 14.66%)
- Doxycycline hyclate (17 people, 14.66%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
Comments for this study:
Mr. Davis (2 years ago):
I'm a 42 year old Male father of two recently divorced. I started taking Doryx pills for a ruptured cyst several months ago and it did reduce the size and swelling. I have never thought about suicide before but within a few weeks of starting this medicine I have had the idea just pop into my head. Not sure why, i'm healthy and well off and have a great relationship with my children and friends. I stopped taking the medicine for several months and have not had any "thoughts" since.
Recently I began taking it again after checking the side effects and not finding depression or suicidal tendencies among them. After a couple days back on, I again started having these thoughts. This prompted me to query doryx + suicide on google and found this page and a few others that mention others having similar experiences. I am actively keeping myself from thinking this way by staying busy and trying to enjoy life more. Maybe a larger study on this should be conducted by the FDA and if even less than 1% have the same side effects it should be noted as a possible side effect.
I have told a few people that are close to me and their answer was to STOP taking it. Currently I feel the benefit outweighs the risks since I can't imagine myself actually commiting suicide or even trying it. Just wanted to share this and hopefully it helps someone else know they are not alone and may need to keep their brain from being idle and drifting to thoughts like this.
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Carrie (2 years ago):
My 14 y/o daughter just attempted suicide after 7 months on doxycycline for acne. She now says she's had suicidal ideation since shortly after starting the medication 7 months ago. Her dose of doxycycline was doubled a couple of weeks before her suicide attempt.
She herself says she is not sad, shows no other signs of depression and does not understand why she felt compelled to kill herself. She gets good grades, is involved with clubs and friends, and demonstrates appropriate affection. The timing with the doxycycline is just too coincidental to not be connected.
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kilo on rappahannock on Jun, 27, 2014:
I did have lyme, but it was treated immediately at the appearance of the classic rash. I have been tested several times since - always negative. I looked up mycoplasma and serratia, as you suggested, but found almost none of the symptoms apply to my problems. Thank you for the information. I can now pass that info on to anyone with those sort of symptoms. My symptoms can all be explained by mitochondrial damage caused by doxycycline and azithromycin. Thanks again for your reply. We all need to teach each other as much as possible, as the doctors won't do it.
noscreenname on Jun, 23, 2014:
if you have lyme, youre 75% of 100 likely to have either mycoplasma, or serratia. these cause kidney stones, which in turn, cause damage or loss if not surgically removed (struvite type) AND the way the spirochete and other partner bacteria hide from the meds. The lyme docs have known this all along when they said, "it hides where meds cannot get to it". 75% of lymies having myco...= struvite stones that will keep ANY coinfections going on indefinitely via relapse. Its all about meal ticket patients here....sad.
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