Review: could Xanax cause Insomnia?


Summary

Insomnia is found among people who take Xanax, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Ambien, and have Anxiety . We study 63,565 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,865 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia and more.

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Xanax

Xanax has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Xanax 65,513 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, 24, 2016

63,565 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax.
Among them, 3,865 people (6.08%) have Insomnia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Xanax cause Insomnia?

Time on Xanax when people have Insomnia *:

  • < 1 month: 18.06 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 10.65 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.63 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.26 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25.46 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 18.98 %
  • 10+ years: 12.96 %

Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Xanax *:

  • female: 67.35 %
  • male: 32.65 %

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Xanax *:

  • 0-1: 0.03 %
  • 2-9: 0.1 %
  • 10-19: 0.92 %
  • 20-29: 6.82 %
  • 30-39: 13.1 %
  • 40-49: 25.88 %
  • 50-59: 28.04 %
  • 60+: 25.12 %

Severity if Insomnia when taking Xanax **:

  • least: 2.13 %
  • moderate: 38.3 %
  • severe: 46.81 %
  • most severe: 12.77 %

How people recovered from Insomnia **:

  • while on drug: 4.17 %
  • after off the drug: 25.0 %
  • not yet: 70.83 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Anxiety (845 people)
  • Depression (687 people)
  • Pain (514 people)
  • Insomnia (362 people)
  • Sleep Disorder (290 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ambien (618 people)
  • Oxycontin (517 people)
  • Seroquel (473 people)
  • Neurontin (416 people)
  • Zoloft (364 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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