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Review: could Fosamax cause Insomnia?

Summary: Insomnia is found among people who take Fosamax, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Fosamax plus d, and have Osteoporosis.

We study 69,905 people who have side effects while taking Fosamax from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,011 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia and more.

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Fosamax

Fosamax has active ingredients of alendronate sodium. It is often used in osteoporosis. (latest outcomes from 70,351 Fosamax users)

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, pain, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 143,951 Insomnia patients)

On Apr, 5, 2015: 69,905 people reported to have side effects when taking Fosamax. Among them, 3,152 people (4.51%) have Insomnia.

Trend of Insomnia in Fosamax reports

Time on Fosamax when people have Insomnia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Insomnia2.47%7.27%7.64%14.78%32.09%27.92%7.83%

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Fosamax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Insomnia0.00%0.00%0.00%0.03%1.10%10.94%37.17%50.77%

Severity of Insomnia when taking Fosamax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Insomnia0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Insomnia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (3,152 people, 100.00%)
  2. Osteopenia (3,152 people, 100.00%)
  3. Hypertension (481 people, 15.26%)
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (385 people, 12.21%)
  5. Hypothyroidism (313 people, 9.93%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Fosamax plus d (1,742 people, 55.27%)
  2. Alendronate sodium (1,380 people, 43.78%)
  3. Synthroid (762 people, 24.18%)
  4. Premarin (725 people, 23.00%)
  5. Prilosec (650 people, 20.62%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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