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Review: could Advil cause Sleepiness (Drowsiness)?





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

We study 21,433 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 has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in headache. (latest outcomes from Advil 22,815 users)

Sleepiness

Sleepiness (excess sleeping) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety.(latest reports from Sleepiness 68,687 patients)

On Nov, 29, 2014: 21,432 people reported to have side effects when taking Advil. Among them, 440 people (2.05%) have Sleepiness.

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. Acetaminophen (35 people, 7.95%)
  4. Lyrica (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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