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Review: could Benzonatate cause Sleepiness?

Summary: Sleepiness could be caused by Benzonatate, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Promethazine, and have Hypertension.

We study 1,687 people who have side effects while taking Benzonatate from FDA and social media. Among them, 28 have Sleepiness. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleepiness and more.

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Benzonatate

Benzonatate (latest outcomes from 1,999 users) has active ingredients of benzonatate. It is often used in cough.

Sleepiness

Sleepiness (excess sleeping) (latest reports from 491,729 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety.

On Apr, 15, 2014: 1,648 people reported to have side effects when taking Benzonatate. Among them, 28 people (1.70%) have Sleepiness. They amount to 0.01% of all the 491,526 people who have Sleepiness on eHealthMe.

Trend of Sleepiness in Benzonatate reports

Time on Benzonatate when people have Sleepiness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sleepiness100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Sleepiness when taking Benzonatate * :

FemaleMale
Sleepiness67.86%32.14%

Age of people who have Sleepiness when taking Benzonatate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sleepiness0.00%3.85%0.00%0.00%3.85%11.54%46.15%34.62%

Severity of Sleepiness when taking Benzonatate ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Sleepiness ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (7 people, 25.00%)
  2. Smoking cessation therapy (6 people, 21.43%)
  3. Bipolar disorder (6 people, 21.43%)
  4. Plasmacytoma (4 people, 14.29%)
  5. Hepatitis c (4 people, 14.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Promethazine (9 people, 32.14%)
  2. Omeprazole (8 people, 28.57%)
  3. Amoxicillin (7 people, 25.00%)
  4. Cyclobenzaprine (7 people, 25.00%)
  5. Chantix (7 people, 25.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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