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Review: could Ibuprofen cause Completed suicide?

We study 57,912 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

Ibuprofen (latest outcomes from 61,542 users) has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain.

Completed suicide

Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life) (latest reports from 110,977 patients) has been reported by people with depression, suicide attempt, ill-defined disorder, pain, quit smoking.

On Sep, 14, 2014: 57,912 people reported to have side effects when taking Ibuprofen. Among them, 1,017 people (1.76%) have Completed Suicide.

Trend of Completed suicide in Ibuprofen reports

Time on Ibuprofen when people have Completed suicide * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Completed suicide95.00%0.00%0.00%3.33%0.00%1.67%0.00%

Gender of people who have Completed suicide when taking Ibuprofen * :

FemaleMale
Completed suicide54.34%45.66%

Age of people who have Completed suicide when taking Ibuprofen * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Completed suicide0.00%0.00%11.16%18.76%14.50%26.17%16.63%12.78%

Severity of Completed suicide when taking Ibuprofen ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Completed suicide ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Suicide attempt (85 people, 8.36%)
  2. Completed suicide (38 people, 3.74%)
  3. Depression (31 people, 3.05%)
  4. Pain (19 people, 1.87%)
  5. Ill-defined disorder (18 people, 1.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Acetaminophen (265 people, 26.06%)
  2. Naproxen (128 people, 12.59%)
  3. Aspirin (105 people, 10.32%)
  4. Ethanol (85 people, 8.36%)
  5. 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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • 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

    Reply

    JT on Jul, 2, 2012:

    Hi Sonya.

    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

    Reply

    Leena on Oct, 20, 2012:

    Sonya,
    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.

    Reply

    Ms67GTO on Nov, 21, 2012:

    Leena, I have taken Klonopin (Clonazepam) in combination with hydrocodone for a number of years with absolutely no side effects. Both are extremely beneficial to my conditions. I'm truly sorry you suffered nasty effects from this combo. Each person's metabolism and chemical make-up are very different. What may work for some, doesn't work for others. After hearing someone's success story using particular drugs, others want to copy their regimen in hopes of the same relief. It may have worked for them, but you may suffer dire consequences.

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