Could Xanax cause Insomnia - from FDA reports


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 Stress and anxiety . We study 78,144 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA. Among them, 4,661 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 84,757 users)

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, pain, insomnia (latest reports from 206,982 Insomnia patients).

On Dec, 23, 2016

78,144 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax.
Among them, 4,661 people (5.96%) have Insomnia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Xanax cause Insomnia?

Time on Xanax when people have Insomnia *:

  • < 1 month: 24.34 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 7.94 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.7 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.88 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 27.51 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 14.81 %
  • 10+ years: 14.81 %

Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Xanax *:

  • female: 68.12 %
  • male: 31.88 %

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Xanax *:

  • 0-1: 0.05 %
  • 2-9: 0.08 %
  • 10-19: 0.89 %
  • 20-29: 6.26 %
  • 30-39: 12.26 %
  • 40-49: 24.87 %
  • 50-59: 28.2 %
  • 60+: 27.39 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (1,082 people, 23.21%)
  • Depression (798 people, 17.12%)
  • Pain (612 people, 13.13%)
  • Sleep Disorder (379 people, 8.13%)
  • High Blood Pressure (299 people, 6.41%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ambien (672 people, 14.42%)
  • Oxycontin (543 people, 11.65%)
  • Seroquel (528 people, 11.33%)
  • Cymbalta (459 people, 9.85%)
  • Neurontin (447 people, 9.59%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (1,651 people, 35.42%)
  • Depression (1,287 people, 27.61%)
  • Nausea (1,206 people, 25.87%)
  • Headache (1,042 people, 22.36%)
  • Fatigue (1,023 people, 21.95%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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