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Review: could Paracetamol cause Drowsiness?

Summary: Drowsiness could be caused by Paracetamol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Morphine sulfate, and have Pain.

We study 1,081 people who have side effects while taking Paracetamol from FDA and social media. Among them, 31 have Drowsiness. Find out below who they are, when they have Drowsiness and more.

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Paracetamol

Paracetamol (latest outcomes from 1,135 users) has active ingredients of acetaminophen. It is often used in pain.

Drowsiness

Drowsiness (latest reports from 491,671 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 1,081 people reported to have side effects when taking Paracetamol. Among them, 31 people (2.87%) have Drowsiness. They amount to 0.01% of all the 491,163 people who have Drowsiness on eHealthMe.

Trend of Drowsiness in Paracetamol reports

Time on Paracetamol when people have Drowsiness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Drowsiness100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Drowsiness when taking Paracetamol * :

FemaleMale
Drowsiness74.19%25.81%

Age of people who have Drowsiness when taking Paracetamol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Drowsiness0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%19.35%9.68%3.23%67.74%

Severity of Drowsiness when taking Paracetamol ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Drowsiness0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Drowsiness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Drowsiness0.00%100.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (13 people, 41.94%)
  2. Systemic lupus erythematosus (3 people, 9.68%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (2 people, 6.45%)
  4. Blood cholesterol (1 people, 3.23%)
  5. Arthritis (1 people, 3.23%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Morphine sulfate (11 people, 35.48%)
  2. Omeprazole (8 people, 25.81%)
  3. Lorazepam (7 people, 22.58%)
  4. Pregabalin (7 people, 22.58%)
  5. Aspirin (7 people, 22.58%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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