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Review: could Buspar cause Insomnia?

Summary: Insomnia could be caused by Buspar, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Xanax, and have Depression.

We study 10,078 people who have side effects while taking Buspar from FDA and social media. Among them, 441 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia and more.

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Buspar

Buspar (latest outcomes from 10,981 users) has active ingredients of buspirone hydrochloride. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) (latest reports from 777,540 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.

On Apr, 7, 2014: 10,010 people reported to have side effects when taking Buspar. Among them, 680 people (6.79%) have Insomnia. They amount to 0.09% of all the 777,863 people who have Insomnia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Insomnia in Buspar reports

Time on Buspar when people have Insomnia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Insomnia33.33%23.33%6.67%10.00%13.33%13.33%0.00%

Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Buspar * :

FemaleMale
Insomnia64.11%35.89%

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Buspar * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Insomnia0.00%0.17%3.44%4.64%18.73%26.46%24.23%22.34%

Severity of Insomnia when taking Buspar ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Insomnia0.00%20.00%50.00%30.00%

How people recovered from Insomnia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Insomnia0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (116 people, 17.06%)
  2. Anxiety (78 people, 11.47%)
  3. Pain (68 people, 10.00%)
  4. Insomnia (38 people, 5.59%)
  5. Sleep disorder (31 people, 4.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Xanax (103 people, 15.15%)
  2. Zoloft (100 people, 14.71%)
  3. Paxil (89 people, 13.09%)
  4. Ambien (87 people, 12.79%)
  5. Seroquel (79 people, 11.62%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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