Review: taking Ambien and Seroquel together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Ambien and Seroquel together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Ambien and Seroquel. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 4,368 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)

Seroquel

Seroquel has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Seroquel 80,495 users)

On Aug, 20, 2016

4,368 people who take Ambien, Seroquel are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Ambien and Seroquel drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Ambien:
  • < 1 month: 20.0% - (3 of 15 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 22.0% - (5 of 22 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 35.0% - (6 of 17 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 43.0% - (7 of 16 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 40.0% - (13 of 32 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 54.0% - (12 of 22 people)
  • 10+ years: 60.0% - (6 of 10 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
Seroquel:
  • < 1 month: 8.0% - (1 of 12 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 10.0% - (3 of 30 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 66.0% - (6 of 9 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 27.0% - (6 of 22 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 46.0% - (13 of 28 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 55.0% - (11 of 20 people)
  • 10+ years: 50.0% - (5 of 10 people)
  • not specified: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Ambien:
  • female: 37.0% - (32 of 85 people)
  • male: 40.0% - (20 of 50 people)
Seroquel:
  • female: 39.0% - (33 of 84 people)
  • male: 27.0% - (13 of 48 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Ambien:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 20-29: 56.0% - (14 of 25 people)
  • 30-39: 30.0% - (9 of 30 people)
  • 40-49: 41.0% - (16 of 39 people)
  • 50-59: 28.0% - (8 of 28 people)
  • 60+: 36.0% - (4 of 11 people)
Seroquel:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 20-29: 41.0% - (10 of 24 people)
  • 30-39: 44.0% - (13 of 29 people)
  • 40-49: 31.0% - (12 of 38 people)
  • 50-59: 14.0% - (4 of 27 people)
  • 60+: 58.0% - (7 of 12 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • insomnia
  • nausea
  • headache
  • circulatory collapse
  • type 1 diabetes mellitus
  • death
  • anxiety
  • arthropathy
1 - 6 months:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • insomnia
  • weight increased
  • diabetic neuropathy
  • anxiety
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • hyperlipidaemia
6 - 12 months:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • arthralgia
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • intraocular pressure increased
  • diabetic neuropathy
  • hyperglycaemia
  • type 1 diabetes mellitus
1 - 2 years:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • hyperlipidaemia
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • insomnia
  • obesity
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • back pain
  • weight increased
2 - 5 years:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • obesity
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • diabetic neuropathy
  • hyperglycaemia
  • chest pain
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • pancreatitis
  • hypertension
5 - 10 years:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • obesity
  • hyperglycaemia
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • hyperlipidaemia
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • diabetic neuropathy
  • blood triglycerides increased
10+ years:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • obesity
  • renal failure
  • diabetes mellitus
  • diabetic neuropathy
  • diabetic nephropathy
  • convulsion
  • renal failure chronic
  • accidental overdose
  • neuropathy peripheral
not specified:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • insomnia
  • headache
  • weight increased
  • anxiety
  • suicidal ideation
  • malaise
  • depression
  • blood cholesterol increased

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • insomnia
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • weight increased
  • obesity
  • headache
  • suicidal ideation
  • diabetic neuropathy
  • hyperlipidaemia
male:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • insomnia
  • anxiety
  • headache
  • weight increased
  • malaise
  • diabetic neuropathy
  • depression
  • suicidal ideation

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • somnolence
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • convulsion
  • diabetes mellitus
  • diabetic complication
  • feeding disorder
  • feeding disorder neonatal
  • pancreatitis
  • aggression
2-9:
  • anoxic encephalopathy
  • brain injury
  • diabetes mellitus
  • gastrointestinal disorder
  • glycosylated haemoglobin increased
  • hyperglycaemia
  • hypersensitivity
  • localised infection
10-19:
  • overdose
  • weight increased
  • constipation
  • flatulence
  • hyperphagia
  • therapeutic response decreased
  • depression
  • agitation
  • aggression
  • cardiac arrest
20-29:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • suicidal ideation
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • asthenia
  • headache
  • insomnia
  • urinary tract infection
  • dizziness
  • drug abuse
30-39:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • obesity
  • insomnia
  • suicidal ideation
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • diabetic neuropathy
  • nausea
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • weight increased
40-49:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • insomnia
  • obesity
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • diabetic neuropathy
  • weight increased
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • hyperlipidaemia
50-59:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • insomnia
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • diabetic neuropathy
  • malaise
  • weight increased
  • anxiety
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • hyperglycaemia
60+:
  • insomnia
  • diabetes mellitus
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • fatigue
  • headache
  • dizziness
  • fall
  • malaise

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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