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What kinds of prescription drugs may cause sleep problems?

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Prescription drugs that may cause sleep problems include:

  • High blood pressure drugs like beta blockers
  • Hormones such as oral contraceptives
  • Steroids, including prednisone
  • Inhaled respiratory drugs
  • Diet pills
  • Seizure medications
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder stimulant medications
  • Some antidepressants
Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 29, 2017
Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 29, 2017

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