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Review: could Hydrochlorothiazide cause Insomnia?

Summary: Insomnia could be caused by Hydrochlorothiazide, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Lisinopril, and have Hypertension.

We study 59,875 people who have side effects while taking Hydrochlorothiazide from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,498 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia and more.

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Hydrochlorothiazide

Hydrochlorothiazide (latest outcomes from 61,809 users) has active ingredients of hydrochlorothiazide. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) (latest reports from 777,027 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 59,875 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydrochlorothiazide. Among them, 1,653 people (2.76%) have Insomnia. They amount to 0.21% of all the 786,343 people who have Insomnia on eHealthMe.

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
Insomnia13.43%14.93%13.43%20.90%29.85%2.99%4.48%

Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Hydrochlorothiazide * :

FemaleMale
Insomnia69.41%30.59%

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%14.52%25.91%54.59%

Severity of Insomnia when taking Hydrochlorothiazide ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Insomnia12.50%41.67%41.67%4.17%

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 (281 people, 17.00%)
  2. Depression (135 people, 8.17%)
  3. Pain (130 people, 7.86%)
  4. Smoking cessation therapy (102 people, 6.17%)
  5. Blood cholesterol increased (80 people, 4.84%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lisinopril (297 people, 17.97%)
  2. Aspirin (289 people, 17.48%)
  3. Lipitor (211 people, 12.76%)
  4. Atenolol (195 people, 11.80%)
  5. Neurontin (180 people, 10.89%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

lilbatz@gmail.com (3 months 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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    CC on Nov, 30, 2012:

    I saw the same symptoms on Mystery Diagnosis. It was the patient’s thyroid. Have your wife go to a thyroid specialist.

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