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Review: could Valium cause Bipolar ii disorder?

Summary: Bipolar ii disorder could be caused by Valium, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Xanax, and have Contraception.

We study 20,006 people who have side effects while taking Valium from FDA and social media. Among them, 9 have Bipolar ii disorder. Find out below who they are, when they have Bipolar ii disorder and more.

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Valium

Valium (latest outcomes from 21,762 users) has active ingredients of diazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Bipolar ii disorder

Bipolar ii disorder (characterized by at least one episode of hypomania and at least one episode of major depression) (latest reports from 3,716 patients) has been reported by people with depression, acne, stress and anxiety, quit smoking, insomnia.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 19,924 people reported to have side effects when taking Valium. Among them, 9 people (0.05%) have Bipolar Ii Disorder. They amount to 0.24% of all the 3,689 people who have Bipolar Ii Disorder on eHealthMe.

Trend of Bipolar ii disorder in Valium reports

Time on Valium when people have Bipolar ii disorder * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Bipolar ii disorder0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Bipolar ii disorder when taking Valium * :

FemaleMale
Bipolar ii disorder100.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Bipolar ii disorder when taking Valium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Bipolar ii disorder0.00%0.00%0.00%54.55%9.09%36.36%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Bipolar ii disorder when taking Valium ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Bipolar ii disorder ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (6 people, 66.67%)
  2. Panic attack (2 people, 22.22%)
  3. Tremor (2 people, 22.22%)
  4. Neuropathy peripheral (2 people, 22.22%)
  5. Pain (2 people, 22.22%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Xanax (7 people, 77.78%)
  2. Wellbutrin (7 people, 77.78%)
  3. Seroquel (7 people, 77.78%)
  4. Geodon (7 people, 77.78%)
  5. Olux (6 people, 66.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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