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Review: could Suboxone cause Depression?

We study 7,229 people who have side effects while taking Suboxone from FDA and social media. Among them, 544 have Depression. Find out below who they are, when they have Depression and more.

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Suboxone

Suboxone (latest outcomes from 8,254 users) has active ingredients of buprenorphine hydrochloride; naloxone hydrochloride. It is often used in opiate withdrawal.

Depression

Depression (latest reports from 1,155,565 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain, osteoporosis, high blood pressure.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 7,220 people reported to have side effects when taking Suboxone. Among them, 544 people (7.53%) have Depression.

Trend of Depression in Suboxone reports

Time on Suboxone when people have Depression * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Depression26.83%32.32%10.98%17.07%11.59%1.22%0.00%

Gender of people who have Depression when taking Suboxone * :

FemaleMale
Depression53.24%46.76%

Age of people who have Depression when taking Suboxone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Depression0.00%0.00%1.56%18.32%19.46%28.69%22.44%9.52%

Severity of Depression when taking Suboxone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Depression0.00%30.77%53.85%15.38%

How people recovered from Depression ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Depression16.67%0.00%83.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Drug dependence (235 people, 43.20%)
  2. Depression (131 people, 24.08%)
  3. Anxiety (45 people, 8.27%)
  4. Pain (43 people, 7.90%)
  5. Insomnia (35 people, 6.43%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Percocet (48 people, 8.82%)
  2. Subutex (42 people, 7.72%)
  3. Ambien (41 people, 7.54%)
  4. Xanax (36 people, 6.62%)
  5. Cymbalta (29 people, 5.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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