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Review: could Advil cause Sleepiness?

Summary: Sleepiness could be caused by Advil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Advil liqui-gels, and have Pain.

We study 21,401 people who have side effects while taking Advil from FDA and social media. Among them, 440 have Sleepiness. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleepiness and more.

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Advil

Advil (latest outcomes from 22,776 users) has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain.

Sleepiness

Sleepiness (excess sleeping) (latest reports from 491,721 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety.

On Apr, 9, 2014: 21,387 people reported to have side effects when taking Advil. Among them, 440 people (2.06%) have Sleepiness. They amount to 0.09% of all the 490,550 people who have Sleepiness on eHealthMe.

Trend of Sleepiness in Advil reports

Time on Advil when people have Sleepiness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sleepiness85.88%9.41%2.35%2.35%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Sleepiness when taking Advil * :

FemaleMale
Sleepiness67.19%32.81%

Age of people who have Sleepiness when taking Advil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sleepiness1.50%5.50%11.25%6.75%8.75%19.75%18.75%27.75%

Severity of Sleepiness when taking Advil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Sleepiness0.00%20.00%80.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Sleepiness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Sleepiness100.00%0.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (80 people, 18.18%)
  2. Insomnia (44 people, 10.00%)
  3. Headache (27 people, 6.14%)
  4. Hypertension (26 people, 5.91%)
  5. Asthma (20 people, 4.55%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Advil liqui-gels (123 people, 27.95%)
  2. Advil pm (98 people, 22.27%)
  3. Lyrica (35 people, 7.95%)
  4. Acetaminophen (35 people, 7.95%)
  5. Vioxx (31 people, 7.05%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • since i've been taking ibprofene

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  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • anxious and fearful of dealing with life problems

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  • From this study (5 years ago):

  • I get severe menstrual cramps, and need to stay functioning at work. I have mixed Mefenamic/Tranzenamic acid tablets and Diazepam beforem felt inrecidibly high for a day and then crashed the next, with vomiting and chronic headaches. I refrained from mixing again, but the pain is so bad sometimes, and my job performance takes priority. Only now I am feeling rather drowsy and a bit too relaxed, finding it hard to focus.

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