Review: could Suboxone cause Suicidal Thoughts?


Suicidal thoughts is found among people who take Suboxone, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Subutex, and have Drug dependence . We study 8,412 people who have side effects while taking Suboxone from FDA and social media. Among them, 565 have Suicidal thoughts. Find out below who they are, when they have Suicidal thoughts and more.

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Suboxone has active ingredients of buprenorphine hydrochloride; naloxone hydrochloride. It is often used in drug dependence. (latest outcomes from Suboxone 10,334 users)

Suicidal Thoughts

Suicidal thoughts has been reported by people with rashes, feeling abnormal, weight increased, intentional overdose, head injury (latest reports from 47,556 Suicidal thoughts patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

8,412 people reported to have side effects when taking Suboxone.
Among them, 565 people (6.72%) have Suicidal Thoughts

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Suboxone cause Suicidal thoughts?

Time on Suboxone when people have Suicidal Thoughts *:

  • < 1 month: 26.14 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 34.09 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.5 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.64 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.64 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Suicidal Thoughts when taking Suboxone *:

  • female: 42.35 %
  • male: 57.65 %

Age of people who have Suicidal Thoughts when taking Suboxone *:

  • 0-1: 0.23 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.46 %
  • 20-29: 22.78 %
  • 30-39: 22.1 %
  • 40-49: 25.28 %
  • 50-59: 22.55 %
  • 60+: 6.61 %

Severity if Suicidal Thoughts when taking Suboxone **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Suicidal Thoughts **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Drug Dependence (112 people)
  • Depression (50 people)
  • Anxiety (34 people)
  • Pain (24 people)
  • Insomnia (14 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (28 people)
  • Subutex (28 people)
  • Klonopin (19 people)
  • Seroquel (17 people)
  • Prozac (14 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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