Could Prednisone cause Insomnia - from FDA reports


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 Zometa, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 139,359 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 2,286 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 231,609 users)

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, pain, insomnia, high blood pressure (latest reports from 206,827 Insomnia patients).

On Nov, 17, 2016

139,359 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 2,286 people (1.64%) have Insomnia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Insomnia?

Time on Prednisone when people have Insomnia *:

  • < 1 month: 53.74 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 9.69 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.25 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.96 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.98 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.17 %
  • 10+ years: 2.2 %

Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 65.01 %
  • male: 34.99 %

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.53 %
  • 10-19: 2.21 %
  • 20-29: 5.73 %
  • 30-39: 10.89 %
  • 40-49: 16.78 %
  • 50-59: 24.2 %
  • 60+: 39.66 %

Severity of Insomnia **:

  • least: 4.44 %
  • moderate: 44.44 %
  • severe: 40.0 %
  • most severe: 11.11 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (343 people, 15.00%)
  • Pain (237 people, 10.37%)
  • Osteoporosis (201 people, 8.79%)
  • Depression (189 people, 8.27%)
  • High Blood Pressure (151 people, 6.61%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (331 people, 14.48%)
  • Ambien (290 people, 12.69%)
  • Aredia (289 people, 12.64%)
  • Methotrexate (272 people, 11.90%)
  • Folic Acid (269 people, 11.77%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (746 people, 32.63%)
  • Pain (692 people, 30.27%)
  • Fatigue (672 people, 29.40%)
  • Joint Pain (587 people, 25.68%)
  • Depression (584 people, 25.55%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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