Review: could Olanzapine cause Sleepiness (Drowsiness)?
Summary: Sleepiness is found among people who take Olanzapine, especially for people who are male, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Benztropine mesylate, and have Schizophrenia.
We study 11,962 people who have side effects while taking Olanzapine from FDA and social media. Among them, 517 have Sleepiness. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleepiness and more.
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Olanzapine has active ingredients of olanzapine. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 12,166 Olanzapine users)
Sleepiness (excess sleeping) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 69,920 Sleepiness patients)
On Mar, 16, 2015: 11,962 people reported to have side effects when taking Olanzapine. Among them, 517 people (4.32%) have Sleepiness.
Time on Olanzapine when people have Sleepiness * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Sleepiness when taking Olanzapine * :
Age of people who have Sleepiness when taking Olanzapine * :
Severity of Sleepiness when taking Olanzapine ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Sleepiness ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Schizophrenia (183 people, 35.40%)
- Depression (40 people, 7.74%)
- Bipolar disorder (36 people, 6.96%)
- Psychotic disorder (36 people, 6.96%)
- Schizophrenia, paranoid type (28 people, 5.42%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Benztropine mesylate (67 people, 12.96%)
- Depakote (66 people, 12.77%)
- Clonazepam (54 people, 10.44%)
- Clozapine (49 people, 9.48%)
- Lorazepam (45 people, 8.70%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
- A study of side effects of Seroquel Xr for a 47-year old man with Schizoaffective Disorder. The patient has Drowsiness, Diarrhea Associated With Medications
- A study of side effects of Fentanyl-100 for a 76-year old man with Pain. The patient has Sleepy, Fatigue - Chronic (long feeling of tiredness)
- A study of drug interactions between Lamotrigine, Valproic Acid for a 45-year old man with Epilepsy. The patient has Sleepy
- A study of side effects of Cellcept for a 21-year old woman with Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura. The patient has Chills (felling of cold), Lack Of Strength, Muscle Weakness, Weakness, Sweating - Excessive (abnormally increased sweating), Fever, Sleepiness (excess sleeping), Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness (feeling of tiredness), Diarrhoea, Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
- A study of side effects of Pristiq for a 33-year old woman with Anxiety Disorder. The patient has Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement), Sleepy, Irritability, Mania Aggravated (a state of abnormally elevated or irritable mood)
Recent Olanzapine related drug comparison:
- Comparions of Olanzapine, Clozapine for a 18-year old boy who has Stem Cell Research
- Comparions of Zyprexa, Lamictal, Lexapro, Prozac, Mirtazapine for a 45-year old woman who has OCD
- Comparions of Norco, Olanzapine for a 95-year old man who has Anxiety
- Comparions of Olanzapine, Alprazolam for a 37-year old woman who has Anxiety Disorder
- Comparions of Clozaril, Seroquel, Zyprexa, Abilify, Risperidone for a 44-year old woman who has Schizophrenia
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
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