Review: could Ambien cause Atrial flutter?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 7, 2014)
Severity ratings: 1.5/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 42,804 people who take Ambien. Among them, 942 have Atrial flutter. See who they are, when they have Atrial flutter and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Ambien (latest outcomes from 46,526 users) has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia, sleep disorder. Commonly reported side effects of Ambien include nausea, nausea aggravated, stress and anxiety, pain exacerbated, acupuncture and pain.
Atrial flutter (an abnormal heart rhythm that occurs in the atria of the heart) (latest reports from 371,383 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma.
On Feb, 21, 2014: 41,357 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 903 people (2.18%) have Atrial Flutter.
Time on Ambien when people have Atrial flutter * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Atrial flutter||37.50%||43.75%||0.00%||0.00%||9.38%||0.00%||9.38% |
Gender of people who have Atrial flutter when taking Ambien * :
|Atrial flutter||49.85%||50.15% |
Age of people who have Atrial flutter when taking Ambien * :
|Atrial flutter||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||1.67%||3.45%||5.36%||15.83%||73.69% |
Severity of Atrial flutter when taking Ambien ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Atrial flutter||50.00%||50.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Atrial flutter ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Atrial flutter||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (72 people, 7.97%)
- Atrial fibrillation (68 people, 7.53%)
- Multiple myeloma (60 people, 6.64%)
- Insomnia (51 people, 5.65%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (45 people, 4.98%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (376 people, 41.64%)
- Lasix (364 people, 40.31%)
- Coumadin (353 people, 39.09%)
- Digoxin (274 people, 30.34%)
- Protonix (228 people, 25.25%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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