Review: could Probiotics cause Insomnia?


Summary

Insomnia is found among people who take Probiotics, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Humira, and have Crohn's disease . We study 1,744 people who have side effects while taking Probiotics from FDA and social media. Among them, 47 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia and more.

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Probiotics

Probiotics has active ingredients of saccharomyces boulardii. It is often used in supplementation therapy. (latest outcomes from Probiotics 1,758 users)

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) has been reported by people with drug ineffective, drowsiness, memory loss, fatigue, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 150,726 Insomnia patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

1,744 people reported to have side effects when taking Probiotics.
Among them, 47 people (2.69%) have Insomnia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Probiotics cause Insomnia?

Time on Probiotics when people have Insomnia *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 20 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 20 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 20 %

Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Probiotics *:

  • female: 78.72 %
  • male: 21.28 %

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Probiotics *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 2.22 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 6.67 %
  • 30-39: 8.89 %
  • 40-49: 13.33 %
  • 50-59: 22.22 %
  • 60+: 46.67 %

Severity if Insomnia when taking Probiotics **:

  • least: 20 %
  • moderate: 60 %
  • severe: 20 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Insomnia **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 20 %
  • not yet: 80 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Crohn's Disease (13 people)
  • Pain (11 people)
  • Anxiety (8 people)
  • Vitamin Supplementation (6 people)
  • Gastrointestinal Disorder (5 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (18 people)
  • Fish Oil (11 people)
  • Coq10 (7 people)
  • Zantac (6 people)
  • Benadryl (6 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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