Some science behind the scenes

Antidepressant deaths

The following is a snapshot of the number of deaths caused by the main anti-depressants [not all are listed].  The figures come from eHealthme, were compiled from the Adverse Drug reports submitted by doctors to the FDA and SEDA and only apply to the USA, thus the figures for the rest of the world are not known.

Drug Name

No of deaths

Citalopram

On Aug, 24, 2015: 23,341 people reported to have side effects when taking Citalopram hydrobromide. Among them, 465 people (1.99%) have Death

Celexa

On Sep, 3, 2015: 27,563 people reported to have side effects when taking Celexa. Among them, 390 people (1.41%) have Death

Cymbalta

On Sep, 1, 2015: 45,852 people reported to have side effects when taking Cymbalta. Among them, 670 people (1.46%) have Death

On Aug, 28, 2015: 2,025 people reported to have side effects when taking Duloxetine hydrochloride [alt name]. Among them, 67 people (3.31%) have Death.

Escitalopram

On Aug, 26, 2015: 10,384 people reported to have side effects when taking Escitalopram. Among them, 173 people (1.67%) have Death

On Sep, 2, 2015: 3,638 people reported to have side effects when taking Escitalopram oxalate. Among them, 51 people (1.40%) have Death

Lexapro

On Aug, 20, 2015: 35,843 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 620 people (1.73%) have Death

Fluoxetine

On Sep, 3, 2015: 26,502 people reported to have side effects when taking Fluoxetine. Among them, 511 people (1.93%) have Death

On Sep, 3, 2015: 3,520 people reported to have side effects when taking Fluoxetine hydrochloride. Among them, 57 people (1.62%) have Death.

Prozac

On Aug, 14, 2015: 39,091 people reported to have side effects when taking Prozac. Among them, 458 people (1.17%) have Death

On Sep, 3, 2015: 138 people reported to have side effects when taking Prozac weekly. Among them, 1 people (0.72%) has Death

Fluvoxamine

On Aug, 28, 2015: 2,524 people reported to have side effects when taking Fluvoxamine maleate. Among them, 29 people (1.15%) have Death

Luvox

On Aug, 8, 2015: 7,010 people reported to have side effects when taking Luvox. Among them, 61 people (0.87%) have Death

Paroxetine

On Sep, 3, 2015: 3,601 people reported to have side effects when taking Paroxetine hydrochloride. Among them, 32 people (0.89%) have Death

Paxil

On Aug, 11, 2015: 68,506 people reported to have side effects when taking Paxil. Among them, 803 people (1.17%) have Death

On Sep, 3, 2015: 7,113 people reported to have side effects when taking Paxil cr. Among them, 67 people (0.94%) have Death

Sertraline

On Aug, 13, 2015: 24,720 people reported to have side effects when taking Sertraline. Among them, 473 people (1.91%) have Death

On Aug, 17, 2015: 10,751 people reported to have side effects when taking Sertraline hydrochloride. Among them, 231 people (2.15%) have Death

 

Zoloft

On Aug, 16, 2015: 74,097 people reported to have side effects when taking Zoloft. Among them, 1,178 people (1.59%) have Death

Trazadone

On Aug, 6, 2015: 4,966 people reported to have side effects when taking Trazodone hydrochloride. Among them, 104 people (2.09%) have Death

Desyrel

On Sep, 3, 2015: 2,874 people reported to have side effects when taking Desyrel. Among them, 51 people (1.77%) have Death

Venlafaxine

On Aug, 9, 2015: 3,005 people reported to have side effects when taking Venlafaxine hydrochloride. Among them, 27 people (0.90%) have Death.

Effexor [or Efexor] and Effexor Xr

On Aug, 10, 2015: 52,385 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor. Among them, 593 people (1.13%) have Death

On Aug, 11, 2015: 20,483 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor xr. Among them, 189 people (0.92%) have Death

Viibryd / Vilazodone

On Aug, 7, 2015: 1,584 people reported to have side effects when taking Viibryd. Among them, 1 people (0.06%) has Death

 Amitryptanine

On Aug, 10, 2015: 5,798 people reported to have side effects when taking Amitriptyline hydrochloride. Among them, 76 people (1.31%) have Death

On Aug, 26, 2015: 11,120 people reported to have side effects when taking Elavil trade name]. Among them, 192 people (1.73%) have Death

 

TOTAL

7,570