Will you have Insomnia with Efudex - from FDA reports

Summary

Insomnia is found among people who take Efudex, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Crestor, and have Skin disorder. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 536 people who have side effects when taking Efudex from FDA, and is updated regularly.



What's eHealthMe?

eHealthMe is a health data analysis company based in Mountain View, California. eHealthMe monitors and analyzes the outcomes of drugs and supplements that are currently on the market. The results are readily available to health care professionals and consumers.

eHealthMe has released original studies on market drugs and worked with leading universities and institutions such as IBM, London Health Science Centre, Mayo Clinic, Northwestern University and VA. eHealthMe studies have now been referenced in over 500 peer-reviewed medical publications.

How we gather our data?

Healthcare data is obtained from a number of sources including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This information is aggregated and used to produce personalized reports that patients can reference.

The information that eHealthMe collects includes:

  • Side effects (including severity and how people recover from them)
  • Associated conditions or symptoms
  • Drug effectiveness
  • Demographic data regarding drug use

How the study uses the data?

The study is based on fluorouracil (the active ingredients of Efudex) and Efudex (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Synonyms of Insomnia are also considered in the study.

What is Efudex?

Efudex has active ingredients of fluorouracil. It is often used in actinic keratosis. (latest outcomes from Efudex 578 users)

What is Insomnia?

Insomnia (sleeplessness) has been reported by people with depression, pain, multiple sclerosis, insomnia, high blood pressure (latest reports from 230,086 Insomnia patients).

How to use the study?

Patients can bring a copy of the report to their healthcare provider to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood. It is recommended that patients use the information presented as a part of a broader decision-making process.


On Mar, 14, 2019

536 people reported to have side effects when taking Efudex.
Among them, 11 people (2.05%) have Insomnia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Efudex cause Insomnia?

Time on Efudex when people have Insomnia *:

  • < 1 month: 75 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Efudex *:

  • female: 54.55 %
  • male: 45.45 %

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Efudex *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 22.22 %
  • 60+: 77.78 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Skin Disorder (skin disease): 4 people, 36.36%
  2. Tooth Disorder (tooth disease): 2 people, 18.18%
  3. Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of Skin (a cancer of a kind of epithelial cell, the squamous cell. these cells are the main part of the epidermis of the skin): 2 people, 18.18%
  4. Raynaud's Phenomenon (discoloration of the fingers, toes, and occasionally other areas): 2 people, 18.18%
  5. Oral Lichen Planus (a chronic inflammatory disease that causes bilateral white striations, papules, or plaques on the buccal mucosa): 2 people, 18.18%
  6. Tumor Haemorrhage: 1 person, 9.09%
  7. Keratosis Follicular (condition in which there are numerous rough follicular spots, which may be skin coloured, red or brown): 1 person, 9.09%
  8. Diabetes: 1 person, 9.09%
  9. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 1 person, 9.09%
  10. Herpes Virus Infection: 1 person, 9.09%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Crestor: 3 people, 27.27%
  2. Plaquenil: 2 people, 18.18%
  3. Aspirin: 2 people, 18.18%
  4. Gabapentin: 2 people, 18.18%
  5. Zopiclone: 2 people, 18.18%
  6. Diazepam: 2 people, 18.18%
  7. Cozaar: 2 people, 18.18%
  8. Nolvadex: 2 people, 18.18%
  9. Plavix: 2 people, 18.18%
  10. Ranitidine: 2 people, 18.18%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Weakness: 4 people, 36.36%
  2. Pain: 3 people, 27.27%
  3. Joint Pain: 3 people, 27.27%
  4. Stress And Anxiety: 2 people, 18.18%
  5. Heart Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing): 2 people, 18.18%
  6. Rashes (redness): 2 people, 18.18%
  7. Chest Pain: 2 people, 18.18%
  8. Skin Irritation: 2 people, 18.18%
  9. Dizziness: 2 people, 18.18%
  10. Hot Flush (sudden feelings of heat): 2 people, 18.18%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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