Review: could Valium cause Mental Disorder?


Summary

Mental disorder is found among people who take Valium, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Oxycontin, and have Pain . We study 25,948 people who have side effects while taking Valium from FDA and social media. Among them, 279 have Mental disorder. Find out below who they are, when they have Mental disorder and more.

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Valium

Valium has active ingredients of diazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Valium 29,527 users)

Mental Disorder

Mental disorder (a psychological term for a mental or behavioural pattern or anomaly that causes distress or disability) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, drug ineffective, drowsiness, insomnia, fatigue (latest reports from 26,190 Mental disorder patients).

On Sep, 10, 2016

25,948 people reported to have side effects when taking Valium.
Among them, 279 people (1.08%) have Mental Disorder


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Valium cause Mental disorder?

Time on Valium when people have Mental Disorder *:

  • < 1 month: 41.18 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 11.76 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.88 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.88 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 35.29 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Mental Disorder when taking Valium *:

  • female: 60.07 %
  • male: 39.93 %

Age of people who have Mental Disorder when taking Valium *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.2 %
  • 20-29: 6.61 %
  • 30-39: 22.03 %
  • 40-49: 20.26 %
  • 50-59: 28.19 %
  • 60+: 20.7 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (58 people, 20.79%)
  • Anxiety (55 people, 19.71%)
  • Depression (39 people, 13.98%)
  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (29 people, 10.39%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (29 people, 10.39%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Oxycontin (59 people, 21.15%)
  • Neurontin (52 people, 18.64%)
  • Protonix (46 people, 16.49%)
  • Vicodin (43 people, 15.41%)
  • Prozac (41 people, 14.70%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Depression (115 people, 41.22%)
  • Anxiety (115 people, 41.22%)
  • Pain (105 people, 37.63%)
  • Suicidal Ideation (60 people, 21.51%)
  • Pain In Extremity (52 people, 18.64%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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