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Review: could Prednisone cause Insomnia?

Summary: Insomnia is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Prednisone tab, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 146,686 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,614 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,999 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Trend of prednisone reports

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) (latest reports from 135,811 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, stress and anxiety.

Trend of Insomnia reports

On Nov, 27, 2014: 146,686 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 2,614 people (1.78%) have Insomnia.

Trend of Insomnia in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Insomnia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Insomnia59.59%10.62%6.51%3.77%12.67%5.48%1.37%

Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Prednisone * :

FemaleMale
Insomnia65.73%34.27%

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Prednisone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Insomnia0.00%0.52%2.25%6.82%12.04%14.81%25.49%38.06%

Severity of Insomnia when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Insomnia4.55%40.91%45.45%9.09%

How people recovered from Insomnia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Insomnia6.25%6.25%87.50%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (325 people, 12.43%)
  2. Pain (280 people, 10.71%)
  3. Osteoporosis (221 people, 8.45%)
  4. Depression (185 people, 7.08%)
  5. Asthma (170 people, 6.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone tab (670 people, 25.63%)
  2. Aspirin (407 people, 15.57%)
  3. Ambien (370 people, 14.15%)
  4. Zometa (368 people, 14.08%)
  5. Folic acid (347 people, 13.27%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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