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 80,726 people who have side effects while taking Fosamax from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,471 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 81,526 users)

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) has been reported by people with drug ineffective, drowsiness, memory loss, fatigue, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 199,411 Insomnia patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

80,726 people reported to have side effects when taking Fosamax.
Among them, 3,471 people (4.3%) have Insomnia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Fosamax cause Insomnia?

Time on Fosamax when people have Insomnia *:

  • < 1 month: 2.55 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 5.05 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.94 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.82 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 29.7 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 34.29 %
  • 10+ years: 9.64 %

Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Fosamax *:

  • female: 91.55 %
  • male: 8.45 %

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: 1.45 %
  • 40-49: 10.8 %
  • 50-59: 34.07 %
  • 60+: 53.16 %

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 (2,158 people, 62.17%)
  • Osteopenia (1,100 people, 31.69%)
  • Hypertension (228 people, 6.57%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (162 people, 4.67%)
  • Hypothyroidism (148 people, 4.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Alendronate Sodium (493 people, 14.20%)
  • Synthroid (363 people, 10.46%)
  • Boniva (282 people, 8.12%)
  • Prilosec (265 people, 7.63%)
  • Premarin (256 people, 7.38%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Depression (1,516 people, 43.68%)
  • Fall (1,489 people, 42.90%)
  • Anxiety (1,468 people, 42.29%)
  • Femur Fracture (1,413 people, 40.71%)
  • Osteoarthritis (1,295 people, 37.31%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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