Review: taking Elavil and Ambien together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Elavil and Ambien together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Elavil and Ambien. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 2,950 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Elavil

Elavil has active ingredients of amitriptyline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Elavil 12,717 users)

Ambien

Ambien has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from Ambien 52,802 users)

On Aug, 27, 2016

2,950 people who take Elavil, Ambien are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Elavil and Ambien drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Elavil:
  • < 1 month: 7.0% - (1 of 13 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 10.0% - (2 of 20 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 6 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 8 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 50.0% - (3 of 6 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 20.0% - (1 of 5 people)
  • 10+ years: 50.0% - (2 of 4 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Ambien:
  • < 1 month: 44.0% - (4 of 9 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.0% - (3 of 12 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 50.0% - (5 of 10 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 42.0% - (6 of 14 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 50.0% - (5 of 10 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 28.0% - (2 of 7 people)
  • 10+ years: 100.0% - (3 of 3 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Elavil:
  • female: 17.0% - (8 of 45 people)
  • male: 5.0% - (1 of 17 people)
Ambien:
  • female: 50.0% - (24 of 48 people)
  • male: 23.0% - (4 of 17 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Elavil:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 20-29: 36.0% - (4 of 11 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 10 people)
  • 40-49: 6.0% - (1 of 15 people)
  • 50-59: 17.0% - (3 of 17 people)
  • 60+: 14.0% - (1 of 7 people)
Ambien:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 20-29: 66.0% - (8 of 12 people)
  • 30-39: 18.0% - (2 of 11 people)
  • 40-49: 28.0% - (4 of 14 people)
  • 50-59: 61.0% - (11 of 18 people)
  • 60+: 37.0% - (3 of 8 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • speech disorder
  • fatigue
  • malaise
  • headache
  • intra-uterine death
  • nausea
  • fall
  • hellp syndrome
  • anorexia
  • balance disorder
1 - 6 months:
  • somnolence
  • amnesia
  • drug ineffective
  • loss of consciousness
  • road traffic accident
  • completed suicide
  • insomnia
  • suicide attempt
  • aggression
  • akathisia
6 - 12 months:
  • neoplasm malignant
  • pneumonia
  • atelectasis
  • neonatal respiratory distress syndrome
  • neoplasm progression
  • haemoglobin decreased
  • cardiomegaly
  • choledochal cyst
  • cyanosis neonatal
  • pulmonary artery atresia
1 - 2 years:
  • amnesia
  • loss of consciousness
  • headache
  • asthenia
  • back pain
  • balance disorder
  • dizziness
  • neck pain
  • pain
  • anxiety
2 - 5 years:
  • amnesia
  • anxiety
  • renal failure
  • injury
  • cellulitis
  • loss of consciousness
  • depression
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • tooth disorder
  • arthralgia
5 - 10 years:
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • intra-uterine death
  • drug ineffective
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • loss of consciousness
  • ovarian cancer
  • abdominal pain
  • add
  • aggression
10+ years:
  • abnormal weight gain
  • tendonitis
  • dry mouth
  • dry skin
  • renal failure acute
  • swelling in the abdomen
  • swelling of the ankles - feet - legs
  • weight gain
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • diabetic neuropathy
not specified:
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • depression
  • nausea
  • dyspnoea
  • headache
  • arthralgia
  • asthenia
  • back pain
  • fall

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • dyspnoea
  • depression
  • headache
  • asthenia
  • fall
  • arthralgia
  • fatigue
male:
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • depression
  • back pain
  • headache
  • arthralgia
  • insomnia
  • asthenia
  • nausea
  • dizziness

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • cerebral atrophy congenital
  • congenital anomaly
  • congenital central nervous system anomaly
  • congenital hair disorder
  • congenital nail disorder
  • drug exposure during pregnancy
  • epilepsy
  • facial dysmorphism
  • flat feet
  • growth retardation
2-9:
  • accidental drug intake by child
  • dizziness
  • abasia
  • arthralgia
  • bursitis
  • depression
  • dyslalia
  • fall
  • femur fracture
  • pain in extremity
10-19:
  • aggression
  • completed suicide
  • insomnia
  • depression
  • akathisia
  • influenza like illness
  • suicide attempt
  • cholecystitis
  • drug ineffective
  • injury asphyxiation
20-29:
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • migraine
  • muscle spasms
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • dyspnoea
  • headache
  • nausea
  • urinary tract infection
  • alopecia
30-39:
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • chest pain
  • back pain
  • insomnia
  • pain
  • vomiting
  • drug dependence
  • depression
  • headache
40-49:
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • pain
  • back pain
  • drug ineffective
  • asthenia
  • fatigue
  • headache
  • insomnia
  • nausea
50-59:
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • arthralgia
  • fall
  • osteonecrosis of jaw
  • pain in extremity
  • depression
  • hypoaesthesia
  • dyspnoea
60+:
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • dyspnoea
  • asthenia
  • headache
  • pneumonia
  • arthralgia
  • back pain
  • osteonecrosis of jaw
  • fatigue

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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