Review: could Nicotine cause Bipolar Disorder?


Summary

Bipolar disorder is found among people who take Nicotine, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Seroquel, and have Depression . We study 6,035 people who have side effects while taking Nicotine from FDA and social media. Among them, 26 have Bipolar disorder. Find out below who they are, when they have Bipolar disorder and more.

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Nicotine

Nicotine has active ingredients of nicotine. It is often used in quit smoking. (latest outcomes from Nicotine 6,411 users)

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder (mood disorder) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, rashes, drug ineffective, drowsiness, insomnia (latest reports from 48,170 Bipolar disorder patients).

On Aug, 21, 2016

6,035 people reported to have side effects when taking Nicotine.
Among them, 26 people (0.43%) have Bipolar Disorder


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Nicotine cause Bipolar disorder?

Time on Nicotine when people have Bipolar Disorder *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 66.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 33.33 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Bipolar Disorder when taking Nicotine *:

  • female: 61.54 %
  • male: 38.46 %

Age of people who have Bipolar Disorder when taking Nicotine *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 21.74 %
  • 30-39: 4.35 %
  • 40-49: 39.13 %
  • 50-59: 34.78 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Insomnia (7 people)
  • Depression (7 people)
  • Anxiety (6 people)
  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (5 people)
  • Bipolar Disorder (4 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (10 people)
  • Depakote (8 people)
  • Zyprexa (7 people)
  • Paxil (7 people)
  • Naproxen (6 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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