Could Paracetamol cause Drowsiness - from FDA reports


Summary

Drowsiness is found among people who take Paracetamol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lansoprazole., and have Pain . We study 27,041 people who have side effects while taking Paracetamol from FDA. Among them, 566 have Drowsiness. Find out below who they are, when they have Drowsiness and more.

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Paracetamol

Paracetamol has active ingredients of acetaminophen. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Paracetamol 32,908 users)

Drowsiness

Drowsiness has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 114,684 Drowsiness patients).

On Nov, 18, 2016

27,041 people reported to have side effects when taking Paracetamol.
Among them, 566 people (2.09%) have Drowsiness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Paracetamol cause Drowsiness?

Time on Paracetamol when people have Drowsiness *:

  • < 1 month: 88.68 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 7.55 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 1.89 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.89 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Drowsiness when taking Paracetamol *:

  • female: 67.24 %
  • male: 32.76 %

Age of people who have Drowsiness when taking Paracetamol *:

  • 0-1: 0.85 %
  • 2-9: 2.12 %
  • 10-19: 6.14 %
  • 20-29: 7.2 %
  • 30-39: 6.14 %
  • 40-49: 10.81 %
  • 50-59: 11.44 %
  • 60+: 55.3 %

Severity of Drowsiness **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 66.67 %
  • severe: 33.33 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lansoprazole. (59 people, 10.42%)
  • Amlodipine (43 people, 7.60%)
  • Omeprazole. (40 people, 7.07%)
  • Omeprazole (39 people, 6.89%)
  • Ibuprofen (37 people, 6.54%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • High Blood Pressure (48 people, 8.48%)
  • Depression (32 people, 5.65%)
  • Analgesic Therapy (32 people, 5.65%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Confusional State (157 people, 27.74%)
  • Nausea (82 people, 14.49%)
  • Fatigue (78 people, 13.78%)
  • Weakness (61 people, 10.78%)
  • Dizziness (53 people, 9.36%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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