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Ambien vs Flurazepam Hydrochloride, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 49

This is personalized comparison of Ambien vs Flurazepam Hydrochloride for a male aged 49. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Ambien (latest outcomes from 46,715 users) has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia.

Flurazepam hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 181 users) has active ingredients of flurazepam hydrochloride. It is often used in insomnia.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 3,297 male patients aged 43 who take the same drugs are studied in Ambien vs Flurazepam Hydrochloride

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug

Drugs to compare:

Ambien zolpidem tartrateSanofi Aventis Us
Flurazepam Hydrochloride flurazepam hydrochlorideHalsey

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 43 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Ambien (Sanofi Aventis Us)Flurazepam Hydrochloride (Halsey)
DepressionRhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Drug Ineffective
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)
Drug IneffectiveHeadache (pain in head)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Back Pain
Headache (pain in head)Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
Chest PainBlood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Ambien (Sanofi Aventis Us)Flurazepam Hydrochloride (Halsey)
Amnesia (deficit in memory caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma)Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
Road Traffic AccidentDermatofibrosarcoma (soft tissue tumour with intermediate- to low-grade cancer)
DepressionMuscular Weakness (muscle weakness)
Somnambulism (sleep walking)Myalgia (muscle pain)
Abnormal BehaviourRhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
Intentional OverdoseBlood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
Unresponsive To StimuliInsomnia (sleeplessness)
Loss Of ConsciousnessNervousness
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)
Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)Dependence

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Flurazepam Hydrochloride0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Ambien (zolpidem tartrate) is often used to treat insomnia. Flurazepam Hydrochloride (flurazepam hydrochloride) 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.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Recent related drug comparison:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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