Review: could Suboxone cause Insomnia?
Summary: Insomnia is found among people who take Suboxone, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Klonopin, and have Drug dependence.
We study 7,244 people who have side effects while taking Suboxone from FDA and social media. Among them, 713 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia and more.
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Suboxone has active ingredients of buprenorphine hydrochloride; naloxone hydrochloride. It is often used in opiate withdrawal. (latest outcomes from 8,278 Suboxone users)
Insomnia (sleeplessness) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, pain, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 143,724 Insomnia patients)
On Dec, 28, 2014: 7,244 people reported to have side effects when taking Suboxone. Among them, 715 people (9.87%) have Insomnia.
Time on Suboxone when people have Insomnia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Suboxone * :
Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Suboxone * :
Severity of Insomnia when taking Suboxone ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Insomnia ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Drug dependence (296 people, 41.40%)
- Depression (118 people, 16.50%)
- Anxiety (112 people, 15.66%)
- Pain (60 people, 8.39%)
- Insomnia (54 people, 7.55%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Klonopin (75 people, 10.49%)
- Xanax (74 people, 10.35%)
- Percocet (70 people, 9.79%)
- Suboxone tablet (44 people, 6.15%)
- Ambien (42 people, 5.87%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Hi Everyone - I am desperate to talk to people who suffer like me. I have RLS and insomnia. I take Mirapex, Gabapenten, and have tried about 6 different kinds of sleeping pills and for the last 3 years I sleep about 3 to 4 hours a night. I can fall asleep but I cannot stay asleep. I am so sick of living like this. Nothing helps to keep me asleep. I go to bed at the same time every night (9) and around 1:00am, I wake up to go to the bathroom then the nightmare begins.... I cannot go back to sleep. I feel tired, depressed, alone and desperate for help. I have been to the Mayo Clinic twice and to numerous doctors and although they try, I can't get better. I exercise everyday for 1 - 1&1/2 hrs a day. I do not have any other health issues at all. This is a real big problem and a awful way to live. I just feel so alone and sad.
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MAL on Jul, 27, 2011:
I AM TAKING SUBOXONE PLUS RESPIRADOL ,THE SUBOXONE CAUSES ME TO BE EXTREMLY PARONOID, THIS IS MY THIRD ATTEMPT AT SUBOXONE, 1ST ONE I LASTED I WEEK AS I WAS VERY PARONOID, 2ND TRY LASTED 3 WEEKS BECAME PARONOID, WENT BACK TO TAKING PANADINE FORTE, EVENTUALLY GOT BACK ON SUBOXONE,BEEN ON IT FOR NEARLY SIX MONTHS, 24MG,EXTREMLY PARONOID,WHEN I GO OFF SUBOXONE PARANOIA STOPS, I ALSO WET MY BED EVERY NIGHT WHICH IS VERY TROUBLESOME,HAS ANYONE ELSE HAD SIMILAR PROBLEMS? IT IS LIKE I AM NOT ON MY RESPIRDOL AT ALL, WHICH I AM,
Donna L. on Dec, 3, 2011:
I wanted to let you know instead of suboxone they have VIVATROL NOW it's a once a month shot. the outcome looks great. I know person on it n she is doing very well.
scott on Sep, 5, 2012:
I have been on subs for 3 years, ive never taken more than 8 mg, thats after 4 years of being a junkie, no one needs 3 8mg pills, no one needs 2 8mg pills. After about a month i was down to 1, 2mg pill a day i have no cravings, it helps with my pain, i have no adverse side effects from 2mg a day. The only reason docs prescribe so much is profit, there is no money to made off of selling 30 1.75 pills. so they sell you 90 9.00 pills. Take my advice ween urself down to 4mg a day over 30 days, and i would be willing to bet your side effects go away
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