Review: could Percocet cause Suicide attempt?
Summary: Suicide attempt is found among people who take Percocet, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Xanax, and have Pain.
We study 24,308 people who have side effects while taking Percocet from FDA and social media. Among them, 239 have Suicide attempt. Find out below who they are, when they have Suicide attempt and more.
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Percocet has active ingredients of acetaminophen; oxycodone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 26,462 Percocet users)
Suicide attempt has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, stress and anxiety, pain, bipolar disorder. (latest reports from 32,157 Suicide attempt patients)
On Jan, 29, 2015: 24,298 people reported to have side effects when taking Percocet. Among them, 239 people (0.98%) have Suicide Attempt.
Time on Percocet when people have Suicide attempt * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Suicide attempt||22.22%||7.41%||0.00%||7.41%||18.52%||22.22%||22.22% |
Age of people who have Suicide attempt when taking Percocet * :
|Suicide attempt||0.00%||0.46%||4.63%||11.11%||22.69%||41.20%||14.81%||5.09% |
Severity of Suicide attempt when taking Percocet ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Suicide attempt||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
How people recovered from Suicide attempt ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Suicide attempt||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (77 people, 32.22%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (48 people, 20.08%)
- Anxiety (44 people, 18.41%)
- Depression (40 people, 16.74%)
- Back pain (28 people, 11.72%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Xanax (69 people, 28.87%)
- Ambien (55 people, 23.01%)
- Oxycontin (55 people, 23.01%)
- Chantix (51 people, 21.34%)
- Soma (41 people, 17.15%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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