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Temazepam vs Ambien, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 67

This is personalized comparison of Temazepam vs Ambien for a male aged 67. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Temazepam (latest outcomes from 15,755 users) has active ingredients of temazepam. It is often used in insomnia.

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

On Oct, 25, 2014: 5,059 male patients aged 63 who take the same drugs are studied in Temazepam vs Ambien

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male63Insomnia

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Temazepam temazepamnot specified
Ambien zolpidem tartratenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 63 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
TemazepamAmbien
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Anxiety
AnxietyDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Pyrexia (fever)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Chest PainPain
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Asthenia (weakness)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Weight DecreasedNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
DiarrhoeaPyrexia (fever)
PainHypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Dizziness

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
TemazepamAmbien
Hyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating)Dizziness
Headache (pain in head)Depression
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Erectile Dysfunction
Lethargy (tiredness)Hypersensitivity
Muscle TwitchingCardiac Disorder
Hallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present)Arthritis (form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints)
Emotional DistressSleep Disorder
Bruxism (habitual grinding of the teeth, typically during sleep)Amnesia (deficit in memory caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma)
ConstipationRoad Traffic Accident
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the oesophagus)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Temazepam5.26%23.68%39.47%23.68%7.89%
Ambien2.98%14.89%34.04%37.45%10.64%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Temazepam (temazepam) is often used to treat insomnia. 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.

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

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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

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