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Review: could Hydrochlorothiazide cause Insomnia?

Summary: Insomnia is found among people who take Hydrochlorothiazide, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Lisinopril, and have High blood pressure.

We study 60,054 people who have side effects while taking Hydrochlorothiazide from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,500 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia and more.

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Hydrochlorothiazide

Hydrochlorothiazide has active ingredients of hydrochlorothiazide. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from 62,004 Hydrochlorothiazide users)

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, pain, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 143,888 Insomnia patients)

On Feb, 24, 2015: 60,054 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydrochlorothiazide. Among them, 1,655 people (2.76%) have Insomnia.

Trend of Insomnia in Hydrochlorothiazide reports

Time on Hydrochlorothiazide when people have Insomnia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Insomnia13.04%14.49%13.04%20.29%30.43%4.35%4.35%

Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Hydrochlorothiazide * :

FemaleMale
Insomnia69.45%30.55%

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Hydrochlorothiazide * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Insomnia0.07%0.07%0.14%1.00%3.70%14.64%25.87%54.51%

Severity of Insomnia when taking Hydrochlorothiazide ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Insomnia15.38%42.31%38.46%3.85%

How people recovered from Insomnia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Insomnia0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (282 people, 17.04%)
  2. Depression (136 people, 8.22%)
  3. Pain (130 people, 7.85%)
  4. Smoking cessation therapy (102 people, 6.16%)
  5. Blood cholesterol increased (80 people, 4.83%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lisinopril (297 people, 17.95%)
  2. Aspirin (289 people, 17.46%)
  3. Lipitor (211 people, 12.75%)
  4. Atenolol (195 people, 11.78%)
  5. Neurontin (180 people, 10.88%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

lilbatz@gmail.com (1 year ago):

Female,48 and have borderline HTC


I'm losing my mind on 25 mgs of HCTZ. I started this medication one week ago, and am crawling out of my skin. I'm not urinating at night, I just can't sleep. Like I drank 6 cups of coffee. I don't have many other choices for blood pressure medication, due to other health issues. This is beyond ridiculousness.
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