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Review: could Alcohol cause Drowsiness?





Summary: Drowsiness is found among people who take Alcohol, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Cymbalta, and have Depression.

We study 5,668 people who have side effects while taking Alcohol from FDA and social media. Among them, 295 have Drowsiness. Find out below who they are, when they have Drowsiness and more.

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Alcohol

Alcohol has active ingredients of alcohol. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Alcohol 5,728 users)

Drowsiness

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

On Dec, 2, 2014: 5,668 people reported to have side effects when taking Alcohol. Among them, 295 people (5.20%) have Drowsiness.

Trend of Drowsiness in Alcohol reports

Time on Alcohol when people have Drowsiness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Drowsiness100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Drowsiness when taking Alcohol * :

FemaleMale
Drowsiness49.33%50.67%

Age of people who have Drowsiness when taking Alcohol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Drowsiness0.00%0.00%8.51%16.60%26.38%26.81%14.47%7.23%

Severity of Drowsiness when taking Alcohol ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Drowsiness ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (32 people, 10.85%)
  2. Anxiety (14 people, 4.75%)
  3. Insomnia (8 people, 2.71%)
  4. Suicide attempt (7 people, 2.37%)
  5. Intentional overdose (6 people, 2.03%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Cymbalta (22 people, 7.46%)
  2. Lorazepam (21 people, 7.12%)
  3. Seroquel (18 people, 6.10%)
  4. Zyprexa (17 people, 5.76%)
  5. Lyrica (16 people, 5.42%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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