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Review: could Acetaminophen cause Sleepiness (Drowsiness)?

Summary: Sleepiness is found among people who take Acetaminophen, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Pain.

We study 69,449 people who have side effects while taking Acetaminophen from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,335 have Sleepiness. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleepiness and more.

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Acetaminophen

Acetaminophen has active ingredients of acetaminophen. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 70,717 Acetaminophen users)

Sleepiness

Sleepiness (excess sleeping) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 69,920 Sleepiness patients)

On Mar, 13, 2015: 69,448 people reported to have side effects when taking Acetaminophen. Among them, 1,335 people (1.92%) have Sleepiness.

Trend of Sleepiness in Acetaminophen reports

Time on Acetaminophen when people have Sleepiness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sleepiness81.08%13.51%1.80%1.80%0.90%0.00%0.90%

Gender of people who have Sleepiness when taking Acetaminophen * :

FemaleMale
Sleepiness58.74%41.26%

Age of people who have Sleepiness when taking Acetaminophen * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sleepiness1.16%4.11%5.81%6.58%11.08%15.03%12.39%43.84%

Severity of Sleepiness when taking Acetaminophen ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Sleepiness0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Sleepiness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Sleepiness33.33%0.00%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (228 people, 17.08%)
  2. Hypertension (85 people, 6.37%)
  3. Depression (82 people, 6.14%)
  4. Anxiety (41 people, 3.07%)
  5. Suicide attempt (33 people, 2.47%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (206 people, 15.43%)
  2. Omeprazole (131 people, 9.81%)
  3. Ibuprofen (127 people, 9.51%)
  4. Furosemide (117 people, 8.76%)
  5. Oxycodone hcl (105 people, 7.87%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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