Review: could Calcium Citrate cause Sleepiness?


Sleepiness is found among people who take Calcium Citrate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old also take medication Fish Oil, and have Osteoporosis . We study 1,211 people who have side effects while taking Calcium citrate from FDA and social media. Among them, 30 have Sleepiness. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleepiness and more.

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Calcium Citrate

Calcium citrate has active ingredients of calcium. It is often used in osteopenia. (latest outcomes from Calcium citrate 1,273 users)


Sleepiness (excess sleeping) has been reported by people with malaise (latest reports from 67,768 Sleepiness patients).

On Jul, 20, 2016

1,211 people reported to have side effects when taking Calcium Citrate.
Among them, 30 people (2.48%) have Sleepiness

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Calcium citrate cause Sleepiness?

Gender of people who have Sleepiness when taking Calcium Citrate *:

  • female: 83.33 %
  • male: 16.67 %

Age of people who have Sleepiness when taking Calcium Citrate *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 16.67 %
  • 50-59: 37.5 %
  • 60+: 45.83 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (6 people)
  • Osteopenia (5 people)
  • Oestrogen Replacement Therapy (5 people)
  • Fibromyalgia (5 people)
  • Depression (5 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Folic Acid (8 people)
  • Fish Oil (8 people)
  • Fosamax (7 people)
  • Nexium (5 people)
  • Levsinex Timecaps (5 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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