Review: could Lantus cause Suicide Attempt?


Summary

Suicide attempt is found among people who take Lantus, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Humalog, and have Diabetes mellitus . We study 81,650 people who have side effects while taking Lantus from FDA and social media. Among them, 265 have Suicide attempt. Find out below who they are, when they have Suicide attempt and more.

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Lantus

Lantus has active ingredients of insulin glargine recombinant. It is often used in type 2 diabetes. (latest outcomes from Lantus 94,061 users)

Suicide Attempt

Suicide attempt has been reported by people with completed suicide, hypotension, drug toxicity, drowsiness, arrhythmias (latest reports from 41,672 Suicide attempt patients).

On Sep, 20, 2016

81,650 people reported to have side effects when taking Lantus.
Among them, 265 people (0.32%) have Suicide Attempt


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lantus cause Suicide attempt?

Time on Lantus when people have Suicide Attempt *:

  • < 1 month: 72.92 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.58 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.08 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.17 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.08 %
  • 10+ years: 4.17 %

Gender of people who have Suicide Attempt when taking Lantus *:

  • female: 61.94 %
  • male: 38.06 %

Age of people who have Suicide Attempt when taking Lantus *:

  • 0-1: 0.51 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 5.05 %
  • 20-29: 12.63 %
  • 30-39: 19.19 %
  • 40-49: 29.29 %
  • 50-59: 18.18 %
  • 60+: 15.15 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes Mellitus (49 people, 18.49%)
  • Suicide Attempt (36 people, 13.58%)
  • Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (35 people, 13.21%)
  • Depression (35 people, 13.21%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (28 people, 10.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humalog (43 people, 16.23%)
  • Seroquel (24 people, 9.06%)
  • Novorapid (24 people, 9.06%)
  • Lisinopril (21 people, 7.92%)
  • Lipitor (21 people, 7.92%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Intentional Overdose (115 people, 43.40%)
  • Hypoglycaemia (77 people, 29.06%)
  • Depression (37 people, 13.96%)
  • Suicidal Ideation (28 people, 10.57%)
  • Loss Of Consciousness (24 people, 9.06%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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