Review: could Ambien cause Closed Angle Glaucoma?


Closed angle glaucoma is found among people who take Ambien, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Zometa, and have Pain . We study 46,436 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 164 have Closed angle glaucoma. Find out below who they are, when they have Closed angle glaucoma and more.

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Ambien has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from Ambien 52,802 users)

Closed Angle Glaucoma

Closed angle glaucoma (pressure inside your eye rises quickly) has been reported by people with nervousness, muscle aches, tinnitus, drowsiness, diarrhea (latest reports from 21,344 Closed angle glaucoma patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

46,436 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien.
Among them, 164 people (0.35%) have Closed Angle Glaucoma

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ambien cause Closed angle glaucoma?

Time on Ambien when people have Closed Angle Glaucoma *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 11.11 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 22.22 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 66.67 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Closed Angle Glaucoma when taking Ambien *:

  • female: 53.42 %
  • male: 46.58 %

Age of people who have Closed Angle Glaucoma when taking Ambien *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.44 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.72 %
  • 40-49: 10.79 %
  • 50-59: 26.62 %
  • 60+: 60.43 %

Severity if Closed Angle Glaucoma when taking Ambien **:

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

How people recovered from Closed Angle Glaucoma **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (43 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (40 people)
  • Osteoporosis (22 people)
  • Depression (15 people)
  • Hypertension (13 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (95 people)
  • Oxycontin (78 people)
  • Aredia (76 people)
  • Neurontin (72 people)
  • Prednisone (69 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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