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Review: could Suboxone cause Depression?

Summary: Depression is found among people who take Suboxone, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Percocet, and have Drug dependence.

We study 7,270 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 has active ingredients of buprenorphine hydrochloride; naloxone hydrochloride. It is often used in opiate withdrawal. (latest outcomes from 8,295 Suboxone users)

Depression

Depression has been reported by people with quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain, osteoporosis, acne. (latest reports from 277,322 Depression patients)

On Feb, 11, 2015: 7,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Suboxone. Among them, 544 people (7.49%) 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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