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Review: could Valium cause Mental disorder?

Summary: Mental disorder could be caused by Valium, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take Oxycontin, and have Anxiety.

We study 20,006 people who have side effects while taking Valium from FDA and social media. Among them, 262 have Mental disorder. Find out below who they are, when they have Mental disorder and more.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 19,924 people reported to have side effects when taking Valium. Among them, 262 people (1.31%) have Mental Disorder. They amount to 0.25% of all the 103,446 people who have Mental Disorder on eHealthMe.

Trend of Mental disorder in Valium reports

Time on Valium when people have Mental disorder * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Mental disorder40.00%0.00%0.00%6.67%13.33%40.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Mental disorder57.20%42.80%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Mental disorder0.00%0.00%1.23%6.97%20.08%21.72%28.28%21.72%

Severity of Mental disorder when taking Valium ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Mental disorder ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Anxiety (55 people, 20.99%)
  2. Pain (52 people, 19.85%)
  3. Depression (39 people, 14.89%)
  4. Smoking cessation therapy (34 people, 12.98%)
  5. Multiple myeloma (28 people, 10.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Oxycontin (68 people, 25.95%)
  2. Neurontin (56 people, 21.37%)
  3. Protonix (47 people, 17.94%)
  4. Vicodin (45 people, 17.18%)
  5. Chantix (44 people, 16.79%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • emelita on Mar, 24, 2011:

    Yesterday I ask my pharmacy to print me a copy of all the medicine i have taken and he is kind enough to print me from 2005 to present 2011. I have seen that I have been on lisinopryl since or maybe as early as 2005 to 2009. On 2008 I have been diagnose with Uterus cancer so i have an extensive Hysterectomy. By the way all symptoms that I have at the time I am taking lisinopryl is the pain on my hips which I cannot walk much and sit much and stand much. I have always infections which wont go away. after the hysterectomy, the hips pains go away and the infections go away too. After that I change Doctor and he gave me a different HB pills. Now one week ago I started feeling the pain again after the Doctor change my medication So I started digging on what mediation I am taking that resulted of me having a cancer on the uterus and this lisinopryl is the culprit. lisinopryl. at that time I am also taking Atenolol 100 mg.

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    amanda biggs on Aug, 31, 2012:

    i have breast cancer and i was not feel well so went to doctor and they put me no penicillin vk are they shue it all right to take them

    Reply

    Emm on Apr, 9, 2013:

    It is highly unlikely that Lisinopril caused your cancer. You say you also take Atenolol. Both of these medications affect potassium levels in the blood. Altered potassium can cause muscle pain and cramping. The cancer also causes pain. If you are in remission make an appt ASAP. I pray for your recovery. Drink plenty of fluids, eat a mostly raw diet, and do all you can to stay well. Good luck.

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