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 5 - 10 years, also take medication Alendronate Sodium, and have Osteoporosis . We study 71,999 people who have side effects while taking Fosamax from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,110 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 70,615 users)

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) has been reported by people with drug ineffective, drowsiness, memory loss, fatigue, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 132,191 Insomnia patients).

On Aug, 16, 2016

71,999 people reported to have side effects when taking Fosamax.
Among them, 3,110 people (4.32%) have Insomnia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Fosamax cause Insomnia?

Time on Fosamax when people have Insomnia *:

  • < 1 month: 3.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 5.04 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.28 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.39 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 31.01 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 32.65 %
  • 10+ years: 9.62 %

Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Fosamax *:

  • female: 91.53 %
  • male: 8.47 %

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Fosamax *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.08 %
  • 20-29: 0.19 %
  • 30-39: 1.47 %
  • 40-49: 10.94 %
  • 50-59: 34.52 %
  • 60+: 52.81 %

Severity if Insomnia when taking Fosamax **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (1,944 people)
  • Osteopenia (977 people)
  • Hypertension (207 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (147 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (140 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Alendronate Sodium (426 people)
  • Synthroid (327 people)
  • Premarin (245 people)
  • Boniva (245 people)
  • Prilosec (243 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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