Review: could Prevacid cause Sleeplessness (Insomnia)?
Summary: Sleeplessness is found among people who take Prevacid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Ambien, and have Pain.
We study 39,807 people who have side effects while taking Prevacid from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,428 have Sleeplessness. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleeplessness and more.
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Prevacid has active ingredients of lansoprazole. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from 40,815 Prevacid users)
Sleeplessness (a sleep disorder in which there is an inability to fall asleep or to stay asleep as long as desired) has been reported by people with depression, insomnia, quit smoking, pain, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 131,451 Sleeplessness patients)
On Feb, 23, 2015: 39,807 people reported to have side effects when taking Prevacid. Among them, 1,428 people (3.59%) have Sleeplessness.
Time on Prevacid when people have Sleeplessness * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Sleeplessness when taking Prevacid * :
Age of people who have Sleeplessness when taking Prevacid * :
Severity of Sleeplessness when taking Prevacid ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Sleeplessness ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (179 people, 12.54%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (152 people, 10.64%)
- Osteoporosis (144 people, 10.08%)
- Depression (127 people, 8.89%)
- Insomnia (92 people, 6.44%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ambien (262 people, 18.35%)
- Aspirin (223 people, 15.62%)
- Neurontin (205 people, 14.36%)
- Celebrex (198 people, 13.87%)
- Prednisone (188 people, 13.17%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Kevin Peters Ph.d on Mar, 4, 2013:
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chris on Jun, 4, 2011:
i have been taking clonzepam and trazedone and my speech is a very hoarse voice, I am wondering if if my speech problem is from these drugs's side effects.
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