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Review: could Unisom cause Suicide attempt?





Summary: Suicide attempt is found among people who take Unisom, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Neurontin, and have Suicide attempt.

We study 897 people who have side effects while taking Unisom from FDA and social media. Among them, 49 have Suicide attempt. Find out below who they are, when they have Suicide attempt and more.

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Unisom

Unisom has active ingredients of doxylamine succinate. It is often used in insomnia. (view latest outcomes from 1,157 users)

Suicide attempt

Suicide attempt has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, stress and anxiety, pain, bipolar disorder.(latest reports from Suicide attempt 32,124 patients)

On Nov, 30, 2014: 896 people reported to have side effects when taking Unisom. Among them, 49 people (5.47%) have Suicide Attempt.

Trend of Suicide attempt in Unisom reports

Time on Unisom when people have Suicide attempt * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Suicide attempt93.33%0.00%0.00%6.67%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Suicide attempt when taking Unisom * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Suicide attempt0.00%0.00%8.33%27.78%22.22%11.11%22.22%8.33%

Severity of Suicide attempt when taking Unisom ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Suicide attempt ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Suicide attempt (16 people, 32.65%)
  2. Depression (3 people, 6.12%)
  3. Sleep disorder (1 people, 2.04%)
  4. Insomnia (1 people, 2.04%)
  5. Poisoning deliberate (1 people, 2.04%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (7 people, 14.29%)
  2. Prozac (6 people, 12.24%)
  3. Remeron (6 people, 12.24%)
  4. Benadryl (5 people, 10.20%)
  5. Lipitor (5 people, 10.20%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Has anyone suffered from muscle spasms/convulsions with increased blood pressure and anxiety when stopping use of melatonin?
    (Asked by a 64 year old man who has Panic Disorder, and takes Melatonin, Inderal, Klonopin, Clonidine, Benicar, Doxylamine Succinate)
    Was using only 10 mg. daily of Inderal plus 1 mg. synthetic Melatonin 5 nights a week. Stopped the Melatonin in August and have had high blood pressure ever since, with my doc putting me on the other meds listed. Does Doxylamine worsen BP problems? Most importantly, has anyone experienced nighttime convulsions and high Blood Pressure after discontinuing Melatonin?
  • I took too much nyquil and my heart rate has raised. how long does this last? (2 answers)
    (Asked by a 20 year old woman who has Depressed Mood, Anxiety And Stress, and takes NyQuil, Unisom)
    My boyfriend of two years and I broke up. I freak out took quite a bit of nyquil to sleep and also one Unison sleeping pill. This was around six PM. I also hadn't slept AT ALL the night before. Then at ten pm he shows up with friends and family to help him move his stuff out. I freaked out even worse. Crying and having panic attacks and not being able to breathe well. I was up until around 1 am not being able to sleep because of the anxiety and my raised heart rate. I took a very low dose Xanex and finally fell asleep around two am. It's now early morning and my heart rate continues to give me anxiety. I can't sleep, my mind is foggy and I have terrible anxiety. What do i do to help myself? Please help.
  • Can using doxylamine succinate casue gerd?
    (Asked by a 55 year old woman who has Chronic Insomnia, Heartburn - Chronic, and takes Prilosec Otc, Doxylamine Succinate)
    I have been taking Doxylamine succinate for about 6 months. I have started having GERD symptoms and my doctor put me on Prilosec which doesn't seem to be helping much. Could the sleep aid be causing the problem? The symptoms of GERD didn't start until about a month ago.

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