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Review: could Sinemet cause Insomnia?

Summary: Insomnia could be caused by Sinemet, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Sinemet cr, and have Parkinson's disease.

We study 10,370 people who have side effects while taking Sinemet from FDA and social media. Among them, 272 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia and more.

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Sinemet

Sinemet (latest outcomes from 11,024 users) has active ingredients of carbidopa; levodopa. It is often used in parkinson's disease.

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) (latest reports from 777,514 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 10,370 people reported to have side effects when taking Sinemet. Among them, 346 people (3.34%) have Insomnia. They amount to 0.04% of all the 785,645 people who have Insomnia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Insomnia in Sinemet reports

Time on Sinemet when people have Insomnia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Insomnia15.62%25.00%34.38%3.12%15.62%3.12%3.12%

Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Sinemet * :

FemaleMale
Insomnia39.46%60.54%

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Sinemet * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Insomnia0.00%0.00%3.49%0.29%4.36%9.01%27.91%54.94%

Severity of Insomnia when taking Sinemet ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Insomnia0.00%40.00%40.00%20.00%

How people recovered from Insomnia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Insomnia0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Parkinson's disease (194 people, 56.07%)
  2. Depression (52 people, 15.03%)
  3. Restless legs syndrome (31 people, 8.96%)
  4. Anxiety (21 people, 6.07%)
  5. Sleep disorder (19 people, 5.49%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Sinemet cr (103 people, 29.77%)
  2. Mirapex (86 people, 24.86%)
  3. Requip (86 people, 24.86%)
  4. Comtan (81 people, 23.41%)
  5. Amantadine hcl (69 people, 19.94%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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