Review: could Oxycontin cause Anxiety?
Summary: Anxiety could be caused by Oxycontin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Zometa, and have Pain.
We study 41,121 people who have side effects while taking Oxycontin from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,897 have Anxiety. Find out below who they are, when they have Anxiety and more.
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Oxycontin (latest outcomes from 42,242 users) has active ingredients of oxycodone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain.
Anxiety (latest reports from 1,272,079 patients) has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain.
On Apr, 10, 2014: 41,105 people reported to have side effects when taking Oxycontin. Among them, 4,008 people (9.75%) have Anxiety. They amount to 0.31% of all the 1,277,246 people who have Anxiety on eHealthMe.
Time on Oxycontin when people have Anxiety * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Anxiety when taking Oxycontin * :
Age of people who have Anxiety when taking Oxycontin * :
Severity of Anxiety when taking Oxycontin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Anxiety ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (1,863 people, 46.48%)
- Multiple myeloma (272 people, 6.79%)
- Depression (247 people, 6.16%)
- Metastases to bone (231 people, 5.76%)
- Back pain (182 people, 4.54%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (1,283 people, 32.01%)
- Neurontin (1,192 people, 29.74%)
- Ambien (978 people, 24.40%)
- Percocet (834 people, 20.81%)
- Xanax (828 people, 20.66%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
Comments for this study:
I have been on oxycotin for 2 1/2 months 20 mg. I am suffering from severe anxiety attacks and don't know what to do. I just want to get off of this drug. It has greatly helped my back pain, but the anxiety is just not worth it.
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I've been on Narcotic pain medicine for over a year now, my Dr. recently added Cymbalta to my diet, at first I was super sick, nausea, hallucinations, crazy heartbeat, sweating profusely, and felt like I was floating. Driving was out of the question, which never use to be a problem before Cymbalta was added. Those terrible side effects(I wouldn't call them side-anything, the nausea, sea sickness, brain tingles were a constant and felt nothing but these nasty feeling for over 7 days). Week 2, I started my 60mg dose after 5 days due to not wanting to go through the first week symptoms again. By week 2 all the bad symptoms were gone, except a couple things- my eyes still cross at night time randomly,sweating is still pretty bad, body temperature fluctuations are awful, I'm freezing then I'm hot and sweating 15 mins later. I can' say I found this drug to do anything good for pain. I'm dreading the side effects of going off it in a month.
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