Review: could Ibuprofen cause Completed suicide?
Summary: Completed suicide is found among people who take Ibuprofen, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Acetaminophen, and have Suicide attempt.
We study 58,018 people who have side effects while taking Ibuprofen from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,017 have Completed suicide. Find out below who they are, when they have Completed suicide and more.
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Ibuprofen has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 61,637 Ibuprofen users)
Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life) has been reported by people with depression, suicide attempt, ill-defined disorder, pain, quit smoking. (latest reports from 36,355 Completed suicide patients)
On Feb, 28, 2015: 58,018 people reported to have side effects when taking Ibuprofen. Among them, 1,017 people (1.75%) have Completed Suicide.
Time on Ibuprofen when people have Completed suicide * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Completed suicide||95.00%||0.00%||0.00%||3.33%||0.00%||1.67%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Completed suicide when taking Ibuprofen * :
|Completed suicide||54.34%||45.66% |
Age of people who have Completed suicide when taking Ibuprofen * :
|Completed suicide||0.00%||0.00%||11.16%||18.76%||14.50%||26.17%||16.63%||12.78% |
Severity of Completed suicide when taking Ibuprofen ** :
How people recovered from Completed suicide ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Suicide attempt (85 people, 8.36%)
- Completed suicide (38 people, 3.74%)
- Depression (31 people, 3.05%)
- Pain (19 people, 1.87%)
- Ill-defined disorder (18 people, 1.77%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Acetaminophen (265 people, 26.06%)
- Naproxen (128 people, 12.59%)
- Aspirin (105 people, 10.32%)
- Ethanol (85 people, 8.36%)
- Acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate (82 people, 8.06%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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sonya on Jun, 22, 2012:
my mom, 75, with copd has been homebound on purpose for the past 5 years - she is taking hydrocodone, trazodone, ativan, clonazepam - she's been falling, has gotten shorter, doesn't hold her head up - from what i can tell this is a horrible combination of meds and one doctor is giving her all this - can you tell me the symptoms and side effects of this combination please??? asap!!! thank you, sonya
JT on Jul, 2, 2012:
This combinations of meds is much too sedating and could cause respiratory depression.Also, why would your Mom be on 2 benzodiazepines i.e. clonazepan and ativan.Ativan can sometimes be used to help with sleeping but it seems your Mom is taking Trazodone for that.The Hydrocodone is a pain killer but can sedate also.Further, it is addictive but if she needs ? Why not Advil.Like you, I would also be concerned with falling at her age
i.e. broken hip etc.which could lead to her being bed ridden if she manges to get through the operation.You need another Dr.This combination is seldom prescribed for someone her age.Warmest, JT
Leena on Oct, 20, 2012:
I used to take klonopin, ativan, and hydrocodone. The ativan was only for emergencies (i.e. extreme panic attacks). I found that mixing klonopin and hydrocodone drastically changed my personality to the point where they suspected I had a severe mood or personality disorder. When I stopped this combo my personality returned to normal. I have seen the same thing happen in 100% of cases where these drugs are mixed (n=3). The symptoms it produces can resemble borderline personality disorder &/or bipolar. Basically mood swings that are disproportionate to the situation. Common sense seems to disappear. People also seemed to think I was being disingenuous but in reality I was too confused to remain consistent. I have never taken trazadone but my sister took it mixed with klonopin and it would knock her out for a long time, sometimes an entire day. Hope that helps a little. All the best to you and your mother.
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