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Review: could Suboxone cause Nightmares?

Summary: Nightmares could be caused by Suboxone, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Xanax, and have Drug dependence.

We study 7,085 people who have side effects while taking Suboxone from FDA and social media. Among them, 73 have Nightmares. Find out below who they are, when they have Nightmares and more.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 7,085 people reported to have side effects when taking Suboxone. Among them, 73 people (1.03%) have Nightmares. They amount to 0.09% of all the 83,154 people who have Nightmares on eHealthMe.

Trend of Nightmares in Suboxone reports

Time on Suboxone when people have Nightmares * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Nightmares14.29%71.43%0.00%7.14%7.14%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Nightmares when taking Suboxone * :

FemaleMale
Nightmares45.26%54.74%

Age of people who have Nightmares when taking Suboxone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Nightmares0.00%0.00%0.00%10.87%28.26%9.78%29.35%21.74%

Severity of Nightmares when taking Suboxone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Nightmares0.00%0.00%50.00%50.00%

How people recovered from Nightmares ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Nightmares0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Drug dependence (27 people, 36.99%)
  2. Back pain (6 people, 8.22%)
  3. Drug withdrawal syndrome (6 people, 8.22%)
  4. Breakthrough pain (6 people, 8.22%)
  5. Neck pain (6 people, 8.22%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Xanax (12 people, 16.44%)
  2. Subutex (7 people, 9.59%)
  3. Oxycontin (6 people, 8.22%)
  4. Roxicodone (6 people, 8.22%)
  5. Oxycodone hcl (6 people, 8.22%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Kris on Sep, 22, 2012:

    I am taking 8mg film once daily. I have been taking half in morning, half at night. I have read others experiencing my nightmares were also taking at night. Could that be the common denominator? Is there information about what time the patients ingested the suboxone? Please help. Thank you for your time and consideration.

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