Which medications commonly cause insomnia?

Updated: Sep 11, 2018
  • Author: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Medications that commonly cause insomnia include the following:

  • Beta blockers

  • Clonidine

  • Theophylline (acutely)

  • Certain antidepressants (eg, protriptyline, fluoxetine)

  • Decongestants

  • Stimulants

Also inquire about over-the-counter and herbal remedies that the patient may be taking.

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