Review: could Methadone cause Insomnia?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 28, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.9/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 1,653 people who take Methadone. Among them, 38 have Insomnia. See who they are, when they have Insomnia and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Methadone hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 2,731 users) has active ingredients of methadone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain, acupuncture and pain. Commonly reported side effects of Methadone hydrochloride include pain exacerbated, pain, stress and anxiety, nausea aggravated, nausea.
Insomnia (sleeplessness) (latest reports from 754,017 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.
On Feb, 27, 2014: 1,653 people reported to have side effects when taking Methadone hydrochloride. Among them, 39 people (2.36%) have Insomnia.
Time on Methadone hydrochloride when people have Insomnia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Methadone hydrochloride * :
Severity of Insomnia when taking Methadone hydrochloride ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Insomnia ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (8 people, 20.51%)
- Depression (7 people, 17.95%)
- Blood cholesterol abnormal (4 people, 10.26%)
- Osteopenia (4 people, 10.26%)
- Herpes zoster (3 people, 7.69%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ibuprofen (10 people, 25.64%)
- Zometa (9 people, 23.08%)
- Gabapentin (8 people, 20.51%)
- Clonazepam (8 people, 20.51%)
- Neurontin (8 people, 20.51%)
* 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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