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Review: could Methadone cause Insomnia?

We study 2,042 people who have side effects while taking Methadone from FDA and social media. Among them, 52 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia and more.

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Methadone hydrochloride

Methadone hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 2,796 users) has active ingredients of methadone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain.

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) (latest reports from 777,347 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, stress and anxiety.

On Jul, 13, 2014: 2,042 people reported to have side effects when taking Methadone hydrochloride. Among them, 53 people (2.60%) have Insomnia. They amount to 0.01% of all the 773,460 people who have Insomnia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Insomnia in Methadone hydrochloride reports

Time on Methadone hydrochloride when people have Insomnia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Insomnia6.25%6.25%6.25%18.75%12.50%18.75%31.25%

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Methadone hydrochloride * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Insomnia0.00%0.00%0.00%3.85%17.31%26.92%36.54%15.38%

Severity of Insomnia when taking Methadone hydrochloride ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Insomnia0.00%13.33%80.00%6.67%

How people recovered from Insomnia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Insomnia0.00%14.29%85.71%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (9 people, 16.98%)
  2. Depression (8 people, 15.09%)
  3. Osteopenia (4 people, 7.55%)
  4. Anxiety (4 people, 7.55%)
  5. Blood cholesterol abnormal (4 people, 7.55%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (12 people, 22.64%)
  2. Gabapentin (12 people, 22.64%)
  3. Ibuprofen (11 people, 20.75%)
  4. Neurontin (10 people, 18.87%)
  5. Clonazepam (10 people, 18.87%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

Josh (2 years ago):

i am on methadone for a little over a year and wake up in the morning with no more food in the fridge. I do not remember eating at all. i am on 120mg of methadone. my wife says i also smoke and walk and talk in my sleep and i do not remember that either. this has been going on for about 6 months now. anyone else have these problems. i eat mostly sugars in the night. my wife wants to chain me to the bed because she is afraid i will catch the house on fire from smoking and falling asleep with the cigarette in my hand.
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  • I suffer with severe sleep disturbances and I didn't really have this problem before I was on methadone. I get sleepy, but then I am up and down all night long. I wake up and don't know why and sometimes I sleepwalk and sleep eat. I will wake up and be standing in the kitchen eating something out of a bowl with my bare hands or I will wake up and just be standing in the middle of a room. I will also wake up and I am propped up on my elbows or holding my arm up in the air, really wierd sleep disturbances. Again, I don't recall having this problem before I took methadone and it really didn't start being a problem until I had been on the methadone about 3 years or so.

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