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Valium vs Ambien, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 57

This is personalized comparison of Valium vs Ambien for a female aged 57. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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On Jan, 25, 2014: 12,181 people are studied in Valium vs Ambien

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female53Nausea

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Valium diazepamRoche
Ambien zolpidem tartrateSanofi Aventis Us

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 53 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Valium (Roche)Ambien (Sanofi Aventis Us)
Antivertn/an/a

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Valium (Roche)Ambien (Sanofi Aventis Us)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
DepressionPain
FallAnxiety
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Depression
AnxietyFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
DizzinessHeadache (pain in head)
Headache (pain in head)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
PainDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Drug IneffectiveDrug Ineffective
Weight DecreasedVomiting

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Valium (Roche)Ambien (Sanofi Aventis Us)
DepressionAmnesia (deficit in memory caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma)
Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development)Anxiety
Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction)Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Depression
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Somnambulism (sleep walking)
VomitingFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Memory LossAbnormal Sleep-related Event
AnxietyHeadache (pain in head)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
DiarrhoeaAnaemia (lack of blood)

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Valium (Roche)Ambien (Sanofi Aventis Us)
Antivertn/an/a

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Valium (Roche)Ambien (Sanofi Aventis Us)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
DepressionPain
FallAnxiety
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Depression
AnxietyFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
DizzinessInsomnia (sleeplessness)
Headache (pain in head)Headache (pain in head)
PainDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Drug IneffectiveDrug Ineffective
Weight DecreasedVomiting

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Valium (Roche)Ambien (Sanofi Aventis Us)
DepressionAmnesia (deficit in memory caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma)
Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Anxiety
VertigoDepression
Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction)Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
AnxietySomnambulism (sleep walking)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
VomitingHeadache (pain in head)
Memory LossNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Abnormal Sleep-related Event

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On eHealthMe, Valium (diazepam) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. Ambien (zolpidem tartrate) is often used to treat insomnia. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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