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Review: could Ambien cause Closed angle glaucoma?

Summary: Closed angle glaucoma could be caused by Ambien, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take Zometa, and have Pain.

We study 42,968 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 149 have Closed angle glaucoma. Find out below who they are, when they have Closed angle glaucoma and more.

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Ambien

Ambien (latest outcomes from 46,563 users) has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia.

Closed angle glaucoma

Closed angle glaucoma (pressure inside your eye rises quickly) (latest reports from 63,088 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, glaucoma, diabetes, depression.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 42,832 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 144 people (0.34%) have Closed Angle Glaucoma. They amount to 0.23% of all the 63,530 people who have Closed Angle Glaucoma on eHealthMe.

Trend of Closed angle glaucoma in Ambien reports

Time on Ambien when people have Closed angle glaucoma * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Closed angle glaucoma0.00%0.00%0.00%16.67%0.00%83.33%0.00%

Gender of people who have Closed angle glaucoma when taking Ambien * :

FemaleMale
Closed angle glaucoma52.56%47.44%

Age of people who have Closed angle glaucoma when taking Ambien * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Closed angle glaucoma0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.75%8.21%28.36%62.69%

Severity of Closed angle glaucoma when taking Ambien ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Closed angle glaucoma0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Closed angle glaucoma ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (44 people, 30.56%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (42 people, 29.17%)
  3. Depression (20 people, 13.89%)
  4. Osteoporosis (16 people, 11.11%)
  5. Insomnia (14 people, 9.72%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (82 people, 56.94%)
  2. Oxycontin (72 people, 50.00%)
  3. Aredia (67 people, 46.53%)
  4. Neurontin (67 people, 46.53%)
  5. Prednisone (63 people, 43.75%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (12 hours ago):

  • Worse when lying down though twitch continues all over the body during waking hours too - neck to calves, not facial. Stopped taking Ambien Feb 15th 2014, this started immediately, the following day.

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  • From this study (1 day ago):

  • Went off ambien cold turkey and started on clonidine, went to arthritis Dr and said fibromyalgia and she put me on lyrics 50 Mg 3 times a day but pain is worse. I have to take 10/325 percoset that only helps a little.

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  • From this study (6 days ago):

  • Recently Dxd w/ toxic multinodular goiter/hyperthyroidism. Fibromyalgia for 20+ years. Had to titrate off Savella 100 mg. BID due to hyperthyroidism. Now all above symptoms have worsened. Because thyroid blood work was in normal range ( although I had been on low iodine diet for 2 months, which should keep in normal range) endocrinologist said see me in six months! No instructions, no explanations. Can't find much about Plummer's online! Had bad reaction during uptake scan & ER said due to RAI. If levels had been high on blood work following scan results, Dr wanted to do RAI Ablation. I am a.) Afraid of worse reaction; b.) Ablation not working, having to be repeated; c.) Ultimately having to have thyroid removed surgically.
    I need to know my options! What should I be doing now? Anger and aggression, plus crying all the time are taking over my life. Savella was like a miracle drug for my fibromyalgia, but since it was an SNRI I am wondering how much of my problems is from stopping that. I did titrate off professionally, but had been on it over 3 years. Also wondering if it, hyperthyroidism or both are reason I am on four bp meds as cardiologist says heart is healthy. No history of stroke or seizures.
    Is there anyone out there who can give me direction? Every day is worse. Also having injections in c- spine to determine if neurological surgery w/ help w/ spinal cord compression. First was done Monday.
    Eyes also not focusing! Fibromyalgia or hyperthyroidism? Dr says I have 20/20 in each eye individually & field vision test okay. Still can't see TV or anything up close such as cosmetic needs for face! Nothing helps close vision. Glasses will help distance clear enough for now.

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