Review: could Ambien cause Atrial Flutter?


Summary

Atrial flutter is found among people who take Ambien, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Lasix, and have Pain . We study 55,431 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,070 have Atrial flutter. Find out below who they are, when they have Atrial flutter and more.

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Ambien

Ambien has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from Ambien 62,490 users)

Atrial Flutter

Atrial flutter (an abnormal heart rhythm that occurs in the atria of the heart) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, atrial fibrillation/flutter, hypotension, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 149,628 Atrial flutter patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

55,431 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien.
Among them, 1,070 people (1.93%) have Atrial Flutter


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ambien cause Atrial flutter?

Time on Ambien when people have Atrial Flutter *:

  • < 1 month: 36.36 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 39.39 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.03 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.12 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 9.09 %

Gender of people who have Atrial Flutter when taking Ambien *:

  • female: 49.81 %
  • male: 50.19 %

Age of people who have Atrial Flutter when taking Ambien *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.11 %
  • 20-29: 1.76 %
  • 30-39: 3.84 %
  • 40-49: 5.16 %
  • 50-59: 16.68 %
  • 60+: 72.45 %

Severity if Atrial Flutter when taking Ambien **:

  • least: 50 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Atrial Flutter **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 100 %
  • not yet: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (96 people, 8.97%)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (89 people, 8.32%)
  • Insomnia (81 people, 7.57%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (65 people, 6.07%)
  • Neoplasm Malignant (53 people, 4.95%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (372 people, 34.77%)
  • Coumadin (354 people, 33.08%)
  • Aspirin (330 people, 30.84%)
  • Digoxin (244 people, 22.80%)
  • Protonix (229 people, 21.40%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (347 people, 32.43%)
  • Asthenia (344 people, 32.15%)
  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (324 people, 30.28%)
  • Anxiety (309 people, 28.88%)
  • Dyspnoea (307 people, 28.69%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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