Review: could Zanaflex cause Suicide Attempt?


Summary

Suicide attempt is found among people who take Zanaflex, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Neurontin, and have Pain . We study 9,470 people who have side effects while taking Zanaflex from FDA and social media. Among them, 94 have Suicide attempt. Find out below who they are, when they have Suicide attempt and more.

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Zanaflex

Zanaflex has active ingredients of tizanidine hydrochloride. It is often used in muscle spasms. (latest outcomes from Zanaflex 10,095 users)

Suicide Attempt

Suicide attempt has been reported by people with completed suicide, hypotension, intentional overdose, drowsiness, arrhythmias (latest reports from 41,672 Suicide attempt patients).

On Sep, 27, 2016

9,470 people reported to have side effects when taking Zanaflex.
Among them, 94 people (0.99%) have Suicide Attempt


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Zanaflex cause Suicide attempt?

Time on Zanaflex when people have Suicide Attempt *:

  • < 1 month: 50 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 25 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 25 %

Gender of people who have Suicide Attempt when taking Zanaflex *:

  • female: 56.52 %
  • male: 43.48 %

Age of people who have Suicide Attempt when taking Zanaflex *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 7.14 %
  • 30-39: 20.0 %
  • 40-49: 50.0 %
  • 50-59: 21.43 %
  • 60+: 1.43 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (24 people, 25.53%)
  • Depression (19 people, 20.21%)
  • Anxiety (16 people, 17.02%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (14 people, 14.89%)
  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (8 people, 8.51%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Neurontin (37 people, 39.36%)
  • Oxycontin (27 people, 28.72%)
  • Paxil (23 people, 24.47%)
  • Klonopin (23 people, 24.47%)
  • Ambien (22 people, 23.40%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Depression (52 people, 55.32%)
  • Suicidal Ideation (35 people, 37.23%)
  • Anxiety (27 people, 28.72%)
  • Intentional Overdose (25 people, 26.60%)
  • Drug Ineffective (23 people, 24.47%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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