Could Fosamax cause Insomnia - from FDA reports


Summary

Insomnia is found among people who take Fosamax, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Alendronate Sodium, and have Osteoporosis . We study 81,346 people who have side effects while taking Fosamax from FDA. Among them, 3,493 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 Fosamax 82,149 users)

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, pain, insomnia (latest reports from 206,791 Insomnia patients).

On Nov, 28, 2016

81,346 people reported to have side effects when taking Fosamax.
Among them, 3,493 people (4.29%) have Insomnia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Fosamax cause Insomnia?

Time on Fosamax when people have Insomnia *:

  • < 1 month: 2.82 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 4.91 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.38 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.75 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 29.53 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 33.51 %
  • 10+ years: 10.09 %

Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Fosamax *:

  • female: 91.58 %
  • male: 8.42 %

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Fosamax *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.04 %
  • 10-19: 0.18 %
  • 20-29: 0.25 %
  • 30-39: 1.49 %
  • 40-49: 10.82 %
  • 50-59: 34.05 %
  • 60+: 53.14 %

Severity of Insomnia **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Alendronate Sodium (493 people, 14.11%)
  • Synthroid (364 people, 10.42%)
  • Boniva (287 people, 8.22%)
  • Prilosec (266 people, 7.62%)
  • Premarin (256 people, 7.33%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Osteopenia (1,107 people, 31.69%)
  • High Blood Pressure (236 people, 6.76%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (201 people, 5.75%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Stress And Anxiety (1,553 people, 44.46%)
  • Depression (1,525 people, 43.66%)
  • Fall (1,495 people, 42.80%)
  • Femur Fracture (1,426 people, 40.82%)
  • Osteoarthritis (1,302 people, 37.27%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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