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Review: could Tylenol cause Insomnia?

Summary: Insomnia could be caused by Tylenol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Vioxx, and have Pain.

We study 52,984 people who have side effects while taking Tylenol from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,623 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia and more.

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Tylenol

Tylenol (latest outcomes from 55,557 users) has active ingredients of acetaminophen. It is often used in acupuncture and pain.

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) (latest reports from 777,743 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 52,940 people reported to have side effects when taking Tylenol. Among them, 1,931 people (3.65%) have Insomnia. They amount to 0.25% of all the 781,846 people who have Insomnia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Insomnia in Tylenol reports

Time on Tylenol when people have Insomnia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Insomnia51.81%16.87%0.00%1.20%20.48%1.20%8.43%

Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Tylenol * :

FemaleMale
Insomnia67.32%32.68%

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Tylenol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Insomnia2.11%2.50%3.28%4.72%8.39%16.18%22.46%40.36%

Severity of Insomnia when taking Tylenol ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Insomnia0.00%44.44%33.33%22.22%

How people recovered from Insomnia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Insomnia20.00%40.00%40.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (282 people, 14.60%)
  2. Depression (140 people, 7.25%)
  3. Insomnia (122 people, 6.32%)
  4. Osteoporosis (106 people, 5.49%)
  5. Hypertension (99 people, 5.13%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Vioxx (298 people, 15.43%)
  2. Aspirin (293 people, 15.17%)
  3. Prilosec (256 people, 13.26%)
  4. Ambien (250 people, 12.95%)
  5. Tylenol-500 (247 people, 12.79%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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