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 Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 3,824 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 231,635 users)

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, pain, insomnia (latest reports from 206,982 Insomnia patients).

On Jan, 17, 2017

225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 3,824 people (1.7%) have Insomnia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Insomnia?

Time on Prednisone when people have Insomnia *:

  • < 1 month: 59.22 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 10.2 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.27 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.14 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.73 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.1 %
  • 10+ years: 2.35 %

Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 66.26 %
  • male: 33.74 %

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.55 %
  • 10-19: 1.88 %
  • 20-29: 5.29 %
  • 30-39: 9.24 %
  • 40-49: 16.12 %
  • 50-59: 25.1 %
  • 60+: 41.83 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (632 people, 16.53%)
  • Pain (392 people, 10.25%)
  • Asthma (274 people, 7.17%)
  • Osteoporosis (269 people, 7.03%)
  • Depression (255 people, 6.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (464 people, 12.13%)
  • Zometa (424 people, 11.09%)
  • Ambien (387 people, 10.12%)
  • Humira (371 people, 9.70%)
  • Aredia (360 people, 9.41%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (1,132 people, 29.60%)
  • Pain (1,076 people, 28.14%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (1,075 people, 28.11%)
  • Nausea (864 people, 22.59%)
  • Joint Pain (864 people, 22.59%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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