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Review: Elavil and Ambien

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 2,537 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Elavil has active ingredients of amitriptyline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Elavil 11,891 users)

Ambien has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from Ambien 46,720 users)

On Nov, 26, 2014: 2,537 people who take Elavil, Ambien are studied

Elavil, Ambien outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Elavil (amitriptyline hydrochloride)
- Ambien (zolpidem tartrate)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Elavil is effective7.69%
(1 of 13 people)
(2 of 18 people)
(0 of 6 people)
(0 of 8 people)
(3 of 6 people)
(1 of 4 people)
(2 of 4 people)
Ambien is effective44.44%
(4 of 9 people)
(2 of 10 people)
(5 of 10 people)
(7 of 15 people)
(5 of 9 people)
(1 of 6 people)
(3 of 3 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
FatigueAmnesiaAtelectasisBack PainAmnesiaDepressionRenal Failure AcuteAnxiety
Speech DisorderLoss Of ConsciousnessTooth DisorderNeck PainAnxietyIntra-uterine DeathHoarsenessPain
Intra-uterine DeathRoad Traffic AccidentPneumoniaConfusional StateCellulitisAnxietyNasal Sinus DrainageDepression
HeadacheSomnolenceNeoplasm ProgressionRoad Traffic AccidentInjuryDrug IneffectiveIrritable Bowel Syndrome AggravatedNausea
NauseaNeck PainNeoplasm MalignantAmnesiaDepressionLoss Of ConsciousnessSwelling In The AbdomenDyspnoea
FallCompleted SuicideMalnutritionLoss Of ConsciousnessRenal FailureDrug Withdrawal SyndromeSwelling Of The Ankles - Feet - LegsHeadache
AmnesiaUnresponsive To StimuliBone PainHeadacheLoss Of ConsciousnessMuscle StrainAbnormal Weight GainBack Pain
AnxietyDrug IneffectiveRenal DisorderVision BlurredBlood Cholesterol IncreasedSpinal Compression FractureWeight GainAsthenia
Blood Pressure IncreasedSuicide AttemptHaemoglobin DecreasedSuicidal IdeationHaematocheziaUrinary Tract InfectionDry SkinArthralgia
Confusional StateHallucinationBone DisorderDizzinessArthralgiaDiverticulumDry MouthFatigue

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Elavil is effective19.05%
(8 of 42 people)
(1 of 17 people)
Ambien is effective51.11%
(23 of 45 people)
(4 of 17 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

DyspnoeaBack Pain
Back PainChest Pain

Drug effectiveness by age :

Elavil is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(4 of 13 people)
(0 of 9 people)
(1 of 51 people)
(3 of 23 people)
(1 of 10 people)
Ambien is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(8 of 14 people)
(2 of 10 people)
(3 of 50 people)
(11 of 24 people)
(3 of 11 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

Karyotype Analysis AbnormalAccidental Drug Intake By ChildAggressionAnxietyNauseaAnxietyPainAnxiety
Growth RetardationDizzinessCompleted SuicideNauseaAnxietyDepressionAnxietyPain
Neonatal DisorderDyslaliaInsomniaMigraineChest PainPainNauseaDyspnoea
Phalangeal HypoplasiaPhonological DisorderInfluenza Like IllnessHeadacheBack PainBack PainArthralgiaAsthenia
Skin DisorderAkathisiaDyspnoeaDrug DependenceHeadacheOsteonecrosis Of JawBack Pain
Psychomotor RetardationDrug IneffectiveMuscle SpasmsInsomniaDrug IneffectiveFallPneumonia
Flat FeetSomnolenceUrinary Tract InfectionVomitingFatigueDepressionArthralgia
Facial DysmorphismSocial PhobiaCondition AggravatedPainAstheniaPain In ExtremityDepression
Congenital Central Nervous System AnomalySuicide AttemptDepressionDepressionInsomniaPyrexiaHeadache
Congenital AnomalyDepressionDeep Vein ThrombosisHeadacheHypoaesthesiaHypoaesthesiaOsteoarthritis

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Elavil (amitriptyline hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. 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.

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Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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