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Review: could Oxycontin cause Irritability?

Summary: Irritability could be caused by Oxycontin, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Neurontin, and have Pain.

We study 41,121 people who have side effects while taking Oxycontin from FDA and social media. Among them, 639 have Irritability. Find out below who they are, when they have Irritability and more.

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Oxycontin

Oxycontin (latest outcomes from 42,242 users) has active ingredients of oxycodone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain.

Irritability

Irritability (latest reports from 145,499 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, pain, stress and anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 41,105 people reported to have side effects when taking Oxycontin. Among them, 639 people (1.55%) have Irritability. They amount to 0.44% of all the 145,238 people who have Irritability on eHealthMe.

Trend of Irritability in Oxycontin reports

Time on Oxycontin when people have Irritability * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Irritability8.36%20.91%14.29%16.72%34.49%4.88%0.35%

Gender of people who have Irritability when taking Oxycontin * :

FemaleMale
Irritability35.92%64.08%

Age of people who have Irritability when taking Oxycontin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Irritability0.84%0.42%0.56%6.29%26.15%40.42%18.04%7.27%

Severity of Irritability when taking Oxycontin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Irritability0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Irritability ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (537 people, 84.04%)
  2. Hypertension (28 people, 4.38%)
  3. Back pain (27 people, 4.23%)
  4. Smoking cessation therapy (23 people, 3.60%)
  5. Neuralgia (19 people, 2.97%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (233 people, 36.46%)
  2. Xanax (209 people, 32.71%)
  3. Valium (208 people, 32.55%)
  4. Soma (164 people, 25.67%)
  5. Ambien (151 people, 23.63%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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