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Review: could Nicotine cause Bipolar disorder?

Summary: Bipolar disorder could be caused by Nicotine, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Seroquel, and have Smoking cessation therapy.

We study 5,641 people who have side effects while taking Nicotine from FDA and social media. Among them, 25 have Bipolar disorder. Find out below who they are, when they have Bipolar disorder and more.

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Nicotine

Nicotine (latest outcomes from 5,770 users) has active ingredients of nicotine. It is often used in quit smoking.

Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder (mood disorder) (latest reports from 78,518 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety, pain.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 5,642 people reported to have side effects when taking Nicotine. Among them, 25 people (0.44%) have Bipolar Disorder. They amount to 0.03% of all the 78,646 people who have Bipolar Disorder on eHealthMe.

Trend of Bipolar disorder in Nicotine reports

Time on Nicotine when people have Bipolar disorder * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Bipolar disorder0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Bipolar disorder58.62%41.38%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Bipolar disorder0.00%0.00%0.00%21.74%0.00%43.48%34.78%0.00%

Severity of Bipolar disorder when taking Nicotine ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Bipolar disorder ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Smoking cessation therapy (9 people, 36.00%)
  2. Insomnia (7 people, 28.00%)
  3. Depression (7 people, 28.00%)
  4. Anxiety (6 people, 24.00%)
  5. Bipolar disorder (4 people, 16.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (10 people, 40.00%)
  2. Depakote (8 people, 32.00%)
  3. Lorazepam (7 people, 28.00%)
  4. Zyprexa (7 people, 28.00%)
  5. Paxil (7 people, 28.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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