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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 144,478 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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • Doxylamine succinate makes me very lethargic the next day. It makes it even harder to get out of bed in the morning than when I slept poorly, even if i got sufficient sleep. If I take 2 (which is a higher but still safe dose for the tablets I use) it takes a lot to even get up off the couch. It makes me very lazy, but it does seem to work.
    I only ever use this as my very very last resort.

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Was prescribed gabapentin 7 yr ago for left fibula fracture and foot dislocation. Severe foot nerve pain.both ankles have been swelling for years.was told by Dr's it was chronic edema from injury. But never explained why in both ankles? ? In last month my feet and calves have became severely red like red Sox . itching burning pain different from nerve damage.now pain up in calves.and in behind legs. Symptoms are identical to stevens johnson syndrome I'm seeing from research. My PCP didn't know what it is and wanted a mri.im scared and worried. I am going to get of gabapentin ASAP .need my Dr to find alternative medicine and ween off . hoping that it's curable or will go away.

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • Superjen476 on Jul, 13, 2014:

    I wish the Pharms would consider suicide as the most dangerous side effect. I am 29 from in using this ring of death for 5 years. I thought I have been going psycho crazy for a while now. Work n personal relationships have been strained to the max! I don't like these feelings or thoughts. It pains me that although I am less than 1% of this population for ideation! that it is not worthy enough. 29 deaths alone are too many. I could have been 30! A black box warning label is warranted.

    Reply

    Drisana on May, 18, 2012:

    I started nuvo after a m/c and wanted to wait before attempting another pregnancy. I have never felt so out of control. I am fighting my husband on the reg and feel unloved and undesired though he constantly assures me I'm tripping. I have prayed for death the last couple of nights and took a bath w a razorblade crying thinking crazy suicidal thoughts. I decided to google suicide nuvaring to see if it's that and to my surprise many women have written in about feeling helpless and suicidal. I'm glad it's not just me. It is pure evil. No free lunch. It's def more of an emo rollercoster than even pregnancy. I have two small children and if I didn't focus on them I would have sunk too low and killed myself tonight. I took it out and hope I start feeling normal soon.

    Reply

    Rebecca on Jul, 29, 2012:

    I tried nuvaring two different times, once when I was younger before I had a child for about two months and again after giving birth to my first child. I went completely crazy both times. The first time I actually had a failed suicide attempt. Both times I was fighting with my man constantly and crying several times a day. It was way worse than any emotional roller coaster ever. The first time I thought I really was sick and went in search of professional help. Thankfully due to insurance restrictions I couldn’t get a refill on the nuvaring. The second time I used it was after my son was born and again I was having suicidal and even homicidal thoughts. I was angry, hopeless, depressed, enraged, etc. My mother is the one who brought it to my attention that it could be the nuvaring that is causing all of my strife. Sure enough, I took it out and I started to feel better by the end of the day. I have browsed the internet to see if this is common and it seems to be way too common. I strongly believe that there either needs to be stronger warnings and observations of patients using nuvaring or it just needs to be removed from the market.

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