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 3,754 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Ambien has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from 46,746 Ambien users) Seroquel has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 79,125 Seroquel users)
What are the drugs
Ambien has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from 46,746 Ambien users)
Seroquel has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 79,125 Seroquel users)
On Jan, 12, 2015: 3,754 people who take Ambien, Seroquel are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Ambien (zolpidem tartrate)
- Seroquel (quetiapine fumarate)
Drug effectiveness over time :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Ambien is effective||20.00%|
(3 of 15 people)
(5 of 18 people)
(6 of 17 people)
(7 of 16 people)
(12 of 32 people)
(9 of 17 people)
(6 of 8 people)
|Seroquel is effective||8.33%|
(1 of 12 people)
(4 of 29 people)
(5 of 8 people)
(5 of 21 people)
(12 of 26 people)
(10 of 18 people)
(4 of 7 people)
(1 of 1 people)
Most common drug interactions over time * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Insomnia||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus|
|Anxiety||Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus||Obesity||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus|
|Agitation||Insomnia||Neuropathy Peripheral||Hyperlipidaemia||Blood Cholesterol Increased||Blood Cholesterol Increased||Diabetic Neuropathy||Insomnia|
|Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Weight Increased||Blood Cholesterol Increased||Blood Cholesterol Increased||Obesity||Obesity||Renal Failure||Weight Increased|
|Confusional State||Anxiety||Weight Increased||Back Pain||Pancreatitis||Hyperlipidaemia||Convulsion||Anxiety|
|Neutropenia||Asthenia||Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control||Weight Increased||Diabetic Neuropathy||Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control||Accidental Overdose||Depression|
|Diabetes Mellitus||Neuropathy Peripheral||Hyperlipidaemia||Anxiety||Depression||Hyperglycaemia||Renal Failure Chronic||Suicidal Ideation|
|Cholestasis||Chest Pain||Vomiting||Nausea||Insomnia||Neuropathy Peripheral||Diabetic Nephropathy||Headache|
|Loss Of Consciousness||Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control||Hyperglycaemia||Headache||Suicide Attempt||Blood Triglycerides Increased||Diabetes Mellitus||Blood Cholesterol Increased|
|Suicidal Ideation||Suicidal Ideation||Arthralgia||Neck Pain||Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control||Diabetic Neuropathy||Neuropathy Peripheral||Nausea|
Drug effectiveness by gender :
|Ambien is effective||37.33%|
(28 of 75 people)
(20 of 48 people)
|Seroquel is effective||38.67%|
(29 of 75 people)
(12 of 46 people)
Most common drug interactions by gender * :
|Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus|
|Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus|
|Blood Cholesterol Increased||Suicidal Ideation|
|Suicidal Ideation||Chest Pain|
Drug effectiveness by age :
|Ambien is effective||n/a||n/a||100.00%|
(1 of 1 people)
(14 of 28 people)
(9 of 59 people)
(14 of 83 people)
(8 of 39 people)
(2 of 7 people)
|Seroquel is effective||n/a||n/a||0.00%|
(0 of 1 people)
(10 of 27 people)
(13 of 61 people)
(10 of 82 people)
(4 of 39 people)
(4 of 8 people)
Most common drug interactions by age * :
|Somnolence||Hyperglycaemia||Overdose||Insomnia||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus||Depression|
|Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Hypersensitivity||Agitation||Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Anxiety|
|Blood Cholesterol Increased||Localised Infection||Weight Increased||Asthenia||Insomnia||Diabetic Neuropathy||Insomnia||Insomnia|
|Convulsion||Glycosylated Haemoglobin Increased||Aggression||Headache||Suicidal Ideation||Weight Increased||Anxiety||Headache|
|Pancreatitis||Gastrointestinal Disorder||Cardiac Arrest||Vomiting||Depression||Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control||Nausea||Fall|
|Diabetic Complication||Brain Injury||Completed Suicide||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Weight Increased||Blood Cholesterol Increased||Diabetic Neuropathy||Fatigue|
|Feeding Disorder Neonatal||Diabetes Mellitus||Respiratory Arrest||Suicidal Ideation||Arthralgia||Obesity||Neuropathy Peripheral||Diarrhoea|
|Feeding Disorder||Anoxic Encephalopathy||Suicidal Ideation||Urinary Tract Infection||Obesity||Pancreatitis||Weight Increased||Suicidal Ideation|
|Diabetes Mellitus||Dry Mouth||Weight Increased||Nausea||Insomnia||Depression||Dizziness|
|Chest Pain||Dyskinesia||Dyspnoea||Headache||Neuropathy Peripheral||Chest Pain||Diabetes Mellitus|
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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- I tested positive for methadone, i have never taken this drug (1 answer)
I tested positive for methadone, I have never taken this drug. My Dr said I had to have taken it because it was there and that a false positive is out of the question. Could my meds cause methadone to show up on a urine drug test
- Requip cause dysphagia
an increase caused me not to be able to swallow at all
- Is trazodone and trazodone hcl the same ? with trazodone i dont stay asleep so i also take 5mg of zolpidem and some nights cut it in half
Trazodone doesn't work without ME also taking zolpidem
- Does anyone else have peripheral neuropathy? anyone have pn with lichen sclerosus? i have pain in hands, feet and face. (1 answer)
Pain much worse at end of day and when I overdo. Sleep difficult - but essential! Feel so much better if I get 6+ hours. At the moment, very distressed by swollen lips (mostly inside mouth) and tissue surrounding eyes. I'm sure I have some arthritis in my fingers and toes. I also have had lichen sclerosus on my skin for nearly 20 years. Have had the PN for 15 years or so. I'm afraid that the medications can actually make the condition worse. If anyone has any suggestions, I'm all ears!
- What is the reaction to vivitrol and ritalin?
25 year old client in early recovery from opioid dependence takes ritalin and seroquel and wants to add vivitrol. What are the risks and side effects?
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- Blepharospasm caused by zolpidem
Used for three years before I started to develop blepharospasm.
- Bipolar patient extremely violent on seraquel
I have been diagnosed bipolar for over 10 years. 3 years ago I was taken off of topamax and my seraquel was upped to 300 mg from 100 because I was pregnant. I was very violent! Punching, breaking stuff, in jail, in the psych ward. Yes pregnancy and bipolar are not a perfect combination. I too thought it was the hormones. My husband and split several times over me punching him. We moved to a state cross country so there was no more family drama. Nothing worked! Over the last 3 years my life has been hell! I happen to run out of my seroquel (tg) it took 2 weeks to arrive. In that time my body went thru horrible withdrawals. I vowed I wouldn't take it any longer. I've been seraquel free for 2 months. I'm now on gabapentin and proud to say I have no anger issues! Not 1 punch has
been thrown. I feel like a totally different person.
- Seroquel and iron deficiency?
I've been taking Seroquel for about four year, I have been having symptoms similar to hypothyroidism, and just found out I have an iron deficiency. The doctor said my platelets are smaller than average, and it is possible that my grandmother is anemic. But in trying to study Seroquel I kept finding things that made me wonder if Seroquel could be linked to iron deficiency.
- Transition from mirtazapine to cymbalta (bipolar ii) 6 week duration taken in conjunction with seroquel, propranalol and implanon
In early September I approached my Psychiatrist to report that I was having sleep paralysis episodes as well as insatiable appetite. I had put on about 20lb in the space of 6 months since the sleep paralysis started.
My Psychiatrist opted to wean me off the Mirtazapine and onto Cymbalta. I have now been on 60mg of Cymbalta for about 4 weeks and completely titrated off the Mirtazapine.
I have noted that since switching to Cymbalta that I no longer have the insatiable appetite, nor have I had any further sleep paralysis episodes (though I have had a brain MRI to rule out any physiological issues - yet to receive results).
I have noticed that I have had mild to moderate rolling nausea with the Cymbalta and that I now have food aversions. Food does not interest me as much anymore and I find that certain foods (mostly processed snacks) are no longer palatable. I also find that I become full after much smaller meal portions.
I have found that I can no longer drink wine or spirits because they now taste awful however I can still tolerate certain brands of beer. I also no longer enjoy drinking cola.
I am also on the Implanon Implant. I have had this implant inserted for about 12 months and my cycles have been rather regular. Since starting the Cymbalta I have had some breakthrough bleeding yet my periods have not been as painful, though they have been heavier and longer.
My Psychiatrist will commence titrating me off the Seroquel in about two weeks and onto Topamax as it is his belief it will be less sedating than the Seroquel and that it will hopefully help as a mood stabiliser, treat my migraines and allow me to come off the Propranolol. he also hopes that I am able to loose some of the weight gained since the sleep paralysis episodes started.
As a side note regarding the Propranolol, I have naturally low blood pressure and I find while Propranalol is generally an effective migraine prophylactic, (I do get some breakthrough migraines) it does make my blood pressure even lower which leads to dizziness and faintness when I stand up too quickly from a recumbent position.
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I have lost almost all memory while on these medications and I cannot remember that part of my life while on them I can only remember bits and pieces. I was on all this medication due to my drug induced psycosis and to stop my paranoia and wanting to harm myself and others. This was over 12 years ago and approx 4 years I have lost but happy to say that tis present day life is great.
peanuts on Mar, 31, 2010:
my friend is suffering from rhumatory arthertis.and is currenty taking cocaine. oxy cotin,prestine, wellbutrim, predisone 10mg what side effects should she expect ?????
mtntexas on May, 11, 2013:
Just ask John Belushi
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