Review: could Naproxen cause Completed Suicide?


Completed suicide is found among people who take Naproxen, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Ibuprofen, and have Suicide attempt . We study 26,546 people who have side effects while taking Naproxen from FDA and social media. Among them, 611 have Completed suicide. Find out below who they are, when they have Completed suicide and more.

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Naproxen has active ingredients of naproxen. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Naproxen 27,338 users)

Completed Suicide

Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life) has been reported by people with breathing - slowed or stopped, death, drug toxicity, intentional overdose, hypotension (latest reports from 40,300 Completed suicide patients).

On Aug, 22, 2016

26,546 people reported to have side effects when taking Naproxen.
Among them, 611 people (2.3%) have Completed Suicide

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Naproxen cause Completed suicide?

Time on Naproxen when people have Completed Suicide *:

  • < 1 month: 70 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 30 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Completed Suicide when taking Naproxen *:

  • female: 64.1 %
  • male: 35.9 %

Age of people who have Completed Suicide when taking Naproxen *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 10.46 %
  • 20-29: 12.14 %
  • 30-39: 14.67 %
  • 40-49: 22.93 %
  • 50-59: 23.61 %
  • 60+: 16.02 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Suicide Attempt (22 people)
  • Completed Suicide (11 people)
  • Depression (10 people)
  • Pain (8 people)
  • Back Pain (7 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ibuprofen (129 people)
  • Acetaminophen (110 people)
  • Gabapentin (95 people)
  • Alprazolam (79 people)
  • Fluoxetine (76 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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