Review: could Atenolol cause Insomnia?
Summary: Insomnia is found among people who take Atenolol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood pressure.
We study 80,065 people who have side effects while taking Atenolol from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,701 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia and more.
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Atenolol has active ingredients of atenolol. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from 82,740 Atenolol users)
Insomnia (sleeplessness) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, pain, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 143,724 Insomnia patients)
On Dec, 30, 2014: 80,052 people reported to have side effects when taking Atenolol. Among them, 1,912 people (2.39%) have Insomnia.
Time on Atenolol when people have Insomnia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Atenolol * :
Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Atenolol * :
Severity of Insomnia when taking Atenolol ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Insomnia ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (295 people, 15.43%)
- Depression (220 people, 11.51%)
- Anxiety (149 people, 7.79%)
- Insomnia (136 people, 7.11%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (119 people, 6.22%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (364 people, 19.04%)
- Lipitor (223 people, 11.66%)
- Lisinopril (221 people, 11.56%)
- Hydrochlorothiazide (200 people, 10.46%)
- Simvastatin (165 people, 8.63%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Hi Everyone - I am desperate to talk to people who suffer like me. I have RLS and insomnia. I take Mirapex, Gabapenten, and have tried about 6 different kinds of sleeping pills and for the last 3 years I sleep about 3 to 4 hours a night. I can fall asleep but I cannot stay asleep. I am so sick of living like this. Nothing helps to keep me asleep. I go to bed at the same time every night (9) and around 1:00am, I wake up to go to the bathroom then the nightmare begins.... I cannot go back to sleep. I feel tired, depressed, alone and desperate for help. I have been to the Mayo Clinic twice and to numerous doctors and although they try, I can't get better. I exercise everyday for 1 - 1&1/2 hrs a day. I do not have any other health issues at all. This is a real big problem and a awful way to live. I just feel so alone and sad.
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