Review: could Fioricet cause Depression?


Summary

Depression is found among people who take Fioricet, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Xanax, and have Depression . We study 3,786 people who have side effects while taking Fioricet from FDA and social media. Among them, 265 have Depression. Find out below who they are, when they have Depression and more.

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Fioricet

Fioricet has active ingredients of acetaminophen; butalbital; caffeine. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from Fioricet 4,231 users)

Depression

Depression has been reported by people with suicidal ideation, drug ineffective, drug exposure during pregnancy, insomnia, fatigue (latest reports from 245,188 Depression patients).

On Jul, 22, 2016

3,786 people reported to have side effects when taking Fioricet.
Among them, 265 people (7.0%) have Depression


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Fioricet cause Depression?

Time on Fioricet when people have Depression *:

  • < 1 month: 5.26 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 10.53 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 26.32 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.26 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.53 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 26.32 %
  • 10+ years: 15.79 %

Gender of people who have Depression when taking Fioricet *:

  • female: 76.81 %
  • male: 23.19 %

Age of people who have Depression when taking Fioricet *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.48 %
  • 20-29: 9.05 %
  • 30-39: 14.29 %
  • 40-49: 32.86 %
  • 50-59: 29.52 %
  • 60+: 13.81 %

Severity if Depression when taking Fioricet **:

  • least: 11.11 %
  • moderate: 33.33 %
  • severe: 44.44 %
  • most severe: 11.11 %

How people recovered from Depression **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 50 %
  • not yet: 50 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (64 people)
  • Migraine (46 people)
  • Headache (46 people)
  • Anxiety (37 people)
  • Pain (33 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (59 people)
  • Zoloft (47 people)
  • Percocet (45 people)
  • Neurontin (44 people)
  • Ambien (42 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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