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 Amlodipine, and have Pain . We study 32,467 people who have side effects while taking Paracetamol from FDA. Among them, 672 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 32,928 users)

Drowsiness

Drowsiness has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 114,714 Drowsiness patients).

On Jan, 18, 2017

32,467 people reported to have side effects when taking Paracetamol.
Among them, 672 people (2.07%) have Drowsiness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Paracetamol cause Drowsiness?

Time on Paracetamol when people have Drowsiness *:

  • < 1 month: 94.29 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 4.29 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.43 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Drowsiness when taking Paracetamol *:

  • female: 66.19 %
  • male: 33.81 %

Age of people who have Drowsiness when taking Paracetamol *:

  • 0-1: 0.88 %
  • 2-9: 2.11 %
  • 10-19: 7.56 %
  • 20-29: 7.91 %
  • 30-39: 6.5 %
  • 40-49: 10.54 %
  • 50-59: 13.18 %
  • 60+: 51.32 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (135 people, 20.09%)
  • High Blood Pressure (56 people, 8.33%)
  • Depression (37 people, 5.51%)
  • Analgesic Therapy (32 people, 4.76%)
  • Neuralgia (23 people, 3.42%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Amlodipine (46 people, 6.85%)
  • Omeprazole (40 people, 5.95%)
  • Ibuprofen (37 people, 5.51%)
  • Morphine (35 people, 5.21%)
  • Sertraline (34 people, 5.06%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Confusional State (176 people, 26.19%)
  • Fatigue (98 people, 14.58%)
  • Nausea (97 people, 14.43%)
  • Weakness (71 people, 10.57%)
  • Dizziness (63 people, 9.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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