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Table 1 Percentage of Yellow Card reports for suicides where the implicated drug was taken in an episode of fatal self-poisoning from 1998 to 2011

From: Reporting of drug induced depression and fatal and non-fatal suicidal behaviour in the UK from 1998 to 2011

Drug Number of suicide reports Percentage of overdose in suicide reports from 1998-2011
Aspirin 4 100.0
Tramadol 6 66.7
Zopiclone 13 61.5
Paracetamol 5 60.0
Diazepam 11 54.5
Amitryptiline 6 50.0
Temazepam 4 50.0
Co-proxamol 4 50.0
Quetiapine 13 46.2
Olanzapine 24 37.5
Venlafaxine 42 31.0
Sertraline 21 19.0
Citalopram 70 17.1
Bupropion* 6 16.7
Clozapine 78 12.8
Mirtazapine 17 11.8
Paroxetine 50 10.0
Varenicline 41 7.3
Escitalopram 15 6.7
Fluoxetine 58 5.2
Risperidone 24 4.2
Duloxetine 28 3.6
Isotretinoin 32 3.1
Aripiprazole 15 0.0
Mefloquine 8 0.0
Efavirenz 7 0.0
Infliximab 5 0.0
Flupenthixol 4 0.0
  1. *Bupropion is licensed for use as an antidepressant in other countries but not the UK.