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Review: could Unisom cause Suicide attempt?

We study 890 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 (latest outcomes from 1,151 users) has active ingredients of doxylamine succinate. It is often used in insomnia.

Suicide attempt

Suicide attempt (latest reports from 144,462 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, stress and anxiety, pain, bipolar disorder.

On Jul, 14, 2014: 890 people reported to have side effects when taking Unisom. Among them, 49 people (5.51%) have Suicide Attempt. They amount to 0.03% of all the 144,359 people who have Suicide Attempt on eHealthMe.

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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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • I'm highly educated and very successful, and I was never suicidal until.....Two weeks after being prescribed Prozac for insomnia I felt worthless and hopeless. The urge to commit suicide was as strong as breathing; I shot myself in the chest. Never did my doctor or pharmacist mention suicide as a potential side effect. I survived physically after months in the hospital, but mentally I am a wreck now...remembering the attempt and aftermath are a horror, especially the guilt I feel for putting my family through such an ordeal.

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  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • Recently added Lyrica and a Robaxin (muscle relaxer) for the strain to the sacral ligament.

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