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 6,736 people who have side effects while taking Zanaflex from FDA and social media. Among them, 85 have Suicide attempt. Find out below who they are, when they have Suicide attempt and more.
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Zanaflex has active ingredients of tizanidine hydrochloride. It is often used in muscle spasms. (latest outcomes from 7,307 Zanaflex users)
Suicide attempt has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, stress and anxiety, pain, bipolar disorder. (latest reports from 32,157 Suicide attempt patients)
On Jan, 5, 2015: 6,736 people reported to have side effects when taking Zanaflex. Among them, 85 people (1.26%) have Suicide Attempt.
Time on Zanaflex when people have Suicide attempt * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Suicide attempt||75.00%||0.00%||25.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Suicide attempt when taking Zanaflex * :
|Suicide attempt||57.30%||42.70% |
Age of people who have Suicide attempt when taking Zanaflex * :
|Suicide attempt||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||7.04%||19.72%||56.34%||16.90%||0.00% |
Severity of Suicide attempt when taking Zanaflex ** :
How people recovered from Suicide attempt ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (21 people, 24.71%)
- Depression (18 people, 21.18%)
- Anxiety (16 people, 18.82%)
- Fibromyalgia (10 people, 11.76%)
- Multiple sclerosis (10 people, 11.76%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Neurontin (34 people, 40.00%)
- Oxycontin (26 people, 30.59%)
- Paxil (23 people, 27.06%)
- Klonopin (22 people, 25.88%)
- Flexeril (22 people, 25.88%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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