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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 22,254 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 has active ingredients of amoxicillin. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from 24,165 Amoxicillin users)

Sleepiness

Sleepiness (excess sleeping) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 69,852 Sleepiness patients)

On Jan, 12, 2015: 22,244 people reported to have side effects when taking Amoxicillin. Among them, 374 people (1.68%) have Sleepiness.

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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