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Review: could Amoxicillin cause Sleepiness?

Summary: Sleepiness could be caused by Amoxicillin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Pain.

We study 22,155 people who have side effects while taking Amoxicillin from FDA and social media. Among them, 374 have Sleepiness. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleepiness and more.

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Amoxicillin

Amoxicillin (latest outcomes from 24,064 users) has active ingredients of amoxicillin. It is often used in infection.

Sleepiness

Sleepiness (excess sleeping) (latest reports from 491,669 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 22,008 people reported to have side effects when taking Amoxicillin. Among them, 374 people (1.70%) have Sleepiness. They amount to 0.08% of all the 490,929 people who have Sleepiness on eHealthMe.

Trend of Sleepiness in Amoxicillin reports

Time on Amoxicillin when people have Sleepiness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sleepiness90.24%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%2.44%7.32%

Gender of people who have Sleepiness when taking Amoxicillin * :

FemaleMale
Sleepiness46.83%53.17%

Age of people who have Sleepiness when taking Amoxicillin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sleepiness1.20%9.01%5.71%7.21%8.11%18.62%19.52%30.63%

Severity of Sleepiness when taking Amoxicillin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Sleepiness50.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Sleepiness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Sleepiness0.00%100.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (28 people, 7.49%)
  2. Depression (27 people, 7.22%)
  3. Blood cholesterol (24 people, 6.42%)
  4. Pain in jaw (24 people, 6.42%)
  5. Feeling cold (20 people, 5.35%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (61 people, 16.31%)
  2. Neurontin (59 people, 15.78%)
  3. Lipitor (49 people, 13.10%)
  4. Zometa (48 people, 12.83%)
  5. Protonix (48 people, 12.83%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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