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Review: could Unisom cause Suicide attempt?

Summary: Suicide attempt could be caused by Unisom, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Neurontin, and have Suicide attempt.

We study 886 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 1,146 users) has active ingredients of doxylamine succinate. It is often used in insomnia, sleep disorder. Commonly reported side effects of Unisom include overdose, drowsiness, nausea and vomiting, suicide attempt, breathing difficulty.

Suicide attempt

Suicide attempt (latest reports from 142,938 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, stress and anxiety, pain, bipolar disorder.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 879 people reported to have side effects when taking Unisom. Among them, 49 people (5.57%) have Suicide Attempt. They amount to 0.03% of all the 142,838 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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