Review: Benzonatate and Ambien
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions when people take Benzonatate and Ambien. It is created by eHealthMe based on 397 reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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What are the drugs
Benzonatate (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of benzonatate. It is often used in cough.
Ambien (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia.
On Dec, 5, 2013: 397 people who reported to have interactions when taking Benzonatate, Ambien are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Benzonatate (benzonatate)
- Ambien (zolpidem tartrate)
Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Benzonatate, Ambien:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Dyspnoea (difficult or labored breathing)||198|
|Arthralgia (joint pain)||156|
|Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)||87|
|Headache (pain in head)||86|
Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Benzonatate, Ambien:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Amnesia (deficit in memory caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma)||4|
|Major Depression (a mood state that goes well beyond temporarily feeling sad or blue. it is a serious medical illness that affects one's thoughts, feelings)||2|
|Loss Of Consciousness||2|
|Bipolar Disorder (mood disorder)||2|
|Biliary Dyskinesia (motility disorder that affects the gallbladder and sphincter of oddi)||1|
How effective are the drugs:
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- By Cliff Bowden: Concerned about possible rebound rls with daily rx for rls
(for a 43 year old man who has Chronic Daily Migraines, RLS, Insomnia, and takes Oxycontin, Klonopin, Requip, Neupro, Ambien, Clonidine)
I've suffered with RLS for many years, before I knew it had a name and before my doctors took me seriously about it. The only thing I knew was that taking antihistamines would start an episode. This lasted from around 16 yrs old to about 35. I have also suffered from migraines that were infrequen ...
(Number of patients like Cliff Bowden: 5,394)
- By MaryMargaret: Tramadal & ambien: rather severe depression...is it one or the other or both?
(for a 50 year old man who has Depression, and takes Tramadol Hydrochloride, Ambien)
Taking Tramadol 2x/day..50mg I think. Ambien 1x/night to help sleep. Depression...feels like he is going to die...brings him to tears. Working but very worried. No appetite. Family problems going on for some time but always able to handle in the past..actually somewhat better at present. But d ...
(Number of patients like MaryMargaret: 8,513)
- By Marcy: Does anyone take both viibryd and zoloft together?
(for a 65 year old woman who has Severe Depresstion, PTSD, Anxiety, and takes Viibryd, Levothyroxine Sodium, Zolpidem)
I am now taking 10mg of Viibryd. I tried 20 and have too much anxiety and irritability. I went off 100mg of zoloft. During the transition, I just started one and went off the other at the same time. I actually felt better the first week than when the zoloft wore off. Just wondering if anyone takes a ...
(Number of patients like Marcy: 8,457)
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- By Syl: I felt to be near death. no doctors could give me answers. i did my own research only to discover the truth about sleep aidsm
(for a 48 year old woman who has Wbc Deceased 200, Swollen Gland Unable To Swallow, 2 Weeks Of Hospitalization. Ks Of Vomitting To The Point Of Oxygen To Lungs.nter A Name And Use The Drop-down List, and takes Ambien)
May of 2013 hospitalized. November 2013 hospitalized. Both times white blood count decreased dramatically. Constant fevers from 102.0-104.3 was given antibiotics, fed through my veins due to my inability to swallow and lack of appetite. These two events were the worst time of my life, very painful. ...
(Number of patients like Syl: 1,351)
- By Belinda: Ambien causes carpal tunnel
(for a 43 year old woman who has Carpal Tunnel In Wrists And Ankles, and takes Ambien)
I am a lupus patient who has come to find that I am highly sensitive to all medicines. I get immediate reactions from food and pharmaceutics. I would imagine this to be the case if I tried mariguana to alleviate symptoms. I don't think I am in the right state to try this anyway, though I have often ...
(Number of patients like Belinda: 1,344)
- By Jenng612: Benzonatate visual disturbance
(for a 30 year old woman who has Headache, Nausea, Visual Disturbance, and takes Benzonatate)
I was given this for a severe sinus infection along with an antibiotic so I could sleep without coughing. I realized after the third day on it that it was the reason I was having a snowy tv screen like effect in my vision, slight nausea, and a persistent headache. I originally attributed this to the ...
(Number of patients like Jenng612: 87)
Complete drug side effects:
On eHealthMe, Benzonatate (benzonatate) is often used to treat cough. 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:
- Benzonatate is used in:
- Ambien is used in:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
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