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Review: could Suboxone cause Mood swings?





Summary: Mood swings is found among people who take Suboxone, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Opana, and have Drug dependence.

We study 7,235 people who have side effects while taking Suboxone from FDA and social media. Among them, 68 have Mood swings. Find out below who they are, when they have Mood swings and more.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Suboxone and have Mood swings >>>

Suboxone

Suboxone has active ingredients of buprenorphine hydrochloride; naloxone hydrochloride. It is often used in opiate withdrawal. (latest outcomes from Suboxone 8,267 users)

Mood swings

Mood swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, birth control, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, stress and anxiety.(latest reports from Mood swings 24,705 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 7,229 people reported to have side effects when taking Suboxone. Among them, 68 people (0.94%) have Mood Swings.

Trend of Mood swings in Suboxone reports

Time on Suboxone when people have Mood swings * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Mood swings28.57%21.43%0.00%7.14%42.86%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Mood swings when taking Suboxone * :

FemaleMale
Mood swings56.04%43.96%

Age of people who have Mood swings when taking Suboxone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Mood swings0.00%1.14%0.00%23.86%30.68%1.14%27.27%15.91%

Severity of Mood swings when taking Suboxone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Mood swings0.00%66.67%0.00%33.33%

How people recovered from Mood swings ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Mood swings0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Drug dependence (18 people, 26.47%)
  2. Anxiety (14 people, 20.59%)
  3. Depression (11 people, 16.18%)
  4. Pain (11 people, 16.18%)
  5. Drug withdrawal syndrome (10 people, 14.71%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Opana (10 people, 14.71%)
  2. Paxil (9 people, 13.24%)
  3. Effexor (9 people, 13.24%)
  4. Klonopin (9 people, 13.24%)
  5. Suboxone tablet (7 people, 10.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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