Review: taking Ambien and Fentanyl together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Ambien and Fentanyl together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Ambien and Fentanyl. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 2,195 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Ambien

Ambien has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from Ambien 51,333 users)

Fentanyl

Fentanyl has active ingredients of fentanyl citrate. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Fentanyl 36,850 users)

On Aug, 21, 2016

2,195 people who take Ambien, Fentanyl are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Ambien and Fentanyl drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Ambien:
  • < 1 month: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 100.0% - (3 of 3 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Fentanyl:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Ambien:
  • female: 83.0% - (5 of 6 people)
  • male: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
Fentanyl:
  • female: 16.0% - (1 of 6 people)
  • male: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Ambien:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 30-39: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 40-49: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 50-59: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
Fentanyl:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 30-39: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • sepsis
  • pain
  • pyrexia
  • anaemia
  • somnolence
  • renal failure acute
  • renal failure
  • confusional state
  • acute respiratory failure
  • anxiety
1 - 6 months:
  • drug dependence
  • overdose
  • cognitive disorder
  • tooth disorder
  • tooth loss
  • depression
  • pyrexia
  • hallucination, auditory
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • somnolence
6 - 12 months:
  • fall
  • cold sweat
  • dental caries
  • haemorrhagic stroke
  • hypertension
  • depression
  • malaise
  • abnormal behaviour
  • brain death
  • coagulopathy
1 - 2 years:
  • bile duct cancer stage iii
  • jaundice
  • malignant neoplasm progression
  • metastases to liver
  • dental caries
  • gallbladder cancer
  • substance abuse
  • toothache
  • bile duct cancer
  • insomnia
2 - 5 years:
  • dental caries
  • weight decreased
  • convulsion
  • drug dependence
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • insomnia
  • formication
  • nausea
  • restless legs syndrome
  • tooth discolouration
5 - 10 years:
  • dental caries
  • depression aggravated
  • cataract
  • cerebrovascular accident
  • nasopharyngitis
  • osteomyelitis
  • anxiety
  • atrial fibrillation
  • bipolar disorder
  • chronic pain
10+ years:
  • edema
  • low blood pressure
not specified:
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • arthralgia
  • nausea
  • back pain
  • osteonecrosis of jaw
  • dyspnoea
  • injury
  • osteoarthritis
  • anaemia

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • arthralgia
  • back pain
  • injury
  • osteonecrosis of jaw
  • anaemia
  • dyspnoea
  • osteoarthritis
male:
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • arthralgia
  • back pain
  • dyspnoea
  • osteonecrosis of jaw
  • pneumonia
  • asthenia
  • pyrexia
  • injury

Most common drug interactions by age *:

10-19:
  • pyrexia
  • abdominal pain
  • aphthous stomatitis
  • atelectasis
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • coagulopathy
  • erythema multiforme
  • hepatic function abnormal
  • nausea
  • vomiting
20-29:
  • drug abuse
  • insomnia
  • nausea
  • multi-organ failure
  • renal failure
  • supraventricular tachycardia
  • palpitations
  • pyrexia
  • urinary tract infection
  • vomiting
30-39:
  • overdose
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • anxiety
  • back pain
  • pain
  • pain in extremity
  • insomnia
  • osteoarthritis
  • dry mouth
40-49:
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • arthralgia
  • pyrexia
  • back pain
  • fatigue
  • insomnia
  • depression
  • diarrhoea
50-59:
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • arthralgia
  • dyspnoea
  • osteonecrosis of jaw
  • injury
  • anaemia
  • depression
  • emotional distress
  • osteoarthritis
60+:
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • dyspnoea
  • fall
  • arthralgia
  • back pain
  • nausea
  • injury
  • asthenia
  • anaemia

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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