Review: could Acetaminophen cause Sleepiness?


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 73,148 people who have side effects while taking Acetaminophen from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,391 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 Acetaminophen 74,921 users)

Sleepiness

Sleepiness (excess sleeping) has been reported by people with chest pain, rashes, migraine, itching, paraesthesia (latest reports from 82,377 Sleepiness patients).

On Aug, 30, 2016

73,148 people reported to have side effects when taking Acetaminophen.
Among them, 1,391 people (1.9%) have Sleepiness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Acetaminophen cause Sleepiness?

Time on Acetaminophen when people have Sleepiness *:

  • < 1 month: 85.05 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 9.35 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 1.87 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 1.87 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.93 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.93 %

Gender of people who have Sleepiness when taking Acetaminophen *:

  • female: 59.05 %
  • male: 40.95 %

Age of people who have Sleepiness when taking Acetaminophen *:

  • 0-1: 1.24 %
  • 2-9: 3.8 %
  • 10-19: 5.12 %
  • 20-29: 6.27 %
  • 30-39: 10.73 %
  • 40-49: 14.77 %
  • 50-59: 13.37 %
  • 60+: 44.72 %

Severity if Sleepiness when taking Acetaminophen **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 50 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Sleepiness **:

  • while on drug: 33.33 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 66.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (220 people, 15.82%)
  • Depression (83 people, 5.97%)
  • Hypertension (76 people, 5.46%)
  • Anxiety (45 people, 3.24%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (36 people, 2.59%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (158 people, 11.36%)
  • Omeprazole (134 people, 9.63%)
  • Ibuprofen (133 people, 9.56%)
  • Furosemide (109 people, 7.84%)
  • Lorazepam (99 people, 7.12%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (224 people, 16.10%)
  • Nausea (211 people, 15.17%)
  • Confusional State (200 people, 14.38%)
  • Dizziness (182 people, 13.08%)
  • Asthenia (175 people, 12.58%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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