Ambien and Closed angle glaucoma - from FDA reports


Summary

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 Multiple myeloma . We study 58,094 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA. Among them, 187 have Closed angle glaucoma. Find out below who they are, when they have Closed angle glaucoma and more.

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Ambien

Ambien has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from Ambien 63,975 users)

Closed Angle Glaucoma

Closed angle glaucoma (pressure inside your eye rises quickly) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, glaucoma, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 29,314 Closed angle glaucoma patients).

On Jan, 27, 2017

58,094 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien.
Among them, 187 people (0.32%) 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: 14.29 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.29 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 71.43 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 54.89 %
  • male: 45.11 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.29 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.65 %
  • 40-49: 10.32 %
  • 50-59: 27.1 %
  • 60+: 60.65 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (47 people, 25.13%)
  • Pain (45 people, 24.06%)
  • Osteoporosis (25 people, 13.37%)
  • Depression (25 people, 13.37%)
  • Sleep Disorder (16 people, 8.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (99 people, 52.94%)
  • Oxycontin (81 people, 43.32%)
  • Aredia (78 people, 41.71%)
  • Neurontin (73 people, 39.04%)
  • Prednisone (72 people, 38.50%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (102 people, 54.55%)
  • Pain (96 people, 51.34%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (91 people, 48.66%)
  • Osteoarthritis (79 people, 42.25%)
  • Back Pain (74 people, 39.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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