Review: could Amoxicillin cause Sleepiness (Drowsiness)?
Summary: Sleepiness is found among people who take Amoxicillin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Pain.
We study 22,270 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 has active ingredients of amoxicillin. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from 24,178 Amoxicillin users)
Sleepiness (excess sleeping) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 69,895 Sleepiness patients)
On Feb, 11, 2015: 22,254 people reported to have side effects when taking Amoxicillin. Among them, 374 people (1.68%) have Sleepiness.
Time on Amoxicillin when people have Sleepiness * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Sleepiness when taking Amoxicillin * :
Age of people who have Sleepiness when taking Amoxicillin * :
Severity of Sleepiness when taking Amoxicillin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Sleepiness ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (28 people, 7.49%)
- Depression (27 people, 7.22%)
- Blood cholesterol (24 people, 6.42%)
- Pain in jaw (24 people, 6.42%)
- Feeling cold (20 people, 5.35%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (61 people, 16.31%)
- Neurontin (59 people, 15.78%)
- Lipitor (49 people, 13.10%)
- Zometa (48 people, 12.83%)
- Protonix (48 people, 12.83%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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