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Review: could Vicodin cause Mood swings?

Summary: Mood swings could be caused by Vicodin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Oxycontin, and have Pain.

We study 32,498 people who have side effects while taking Vicodin from FDA and social media. Among them, 275 have Mood swings. Find out below who they are, when they have Mood swings and more.

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On Apr, 11, 2014: 32,359 people reported to have side effects when taking Vicodin. Among them, 275 people (0.85%) have Mood Swings. They amount to 0.23% of all the 119,415 people who have Mood Swings on eHealthMe.

Trend of Mood swings in Vicodin reports

Time on Vicodin when people have Mood swings * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Mood swings43.75%12.50%6.25%12.50%18.75%6.25%0.00%

Gender of people who have Mood swings when taking Vicodin * :

FemaleMale
Mood swings56.74%43.26%

Age of people who have Mood swings when taking Vicodin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Mood swings0.00%0.00%1.30%9.09%20.35%26.41%28.57%14.29%

Severity of Mood swings when taking Vicodin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Mood swings0.00%33.33%33.33%33.33%

How people recovered from Mood swings ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Mood swings0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (81 people, 29.45%)
  2. Depression (35 people, 12.73%)
  3. Anxiety (28 people, 10.18%)
  4. Smoking cessation therapy (24 people, 8.73%)
  5. Back pain (21 people, 7.64%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Oxycontin (52 people, 18.91%)
  2. Xanax (52 people, 18.91%)
  3. Ativan (45 people, 16.36%)
  4. Seroquel (45 people, 16.36%)
  5. Neurontin (42 people, 15.27%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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