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Review: could Ambien cause Euphoric mood?





Summary: Euphoric mood is found among people who take Ambien, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lyrica, and have Insomnia.

We study 43,106 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 87 have Euphoric mood. Find out below who they are, when they have Euphoric mood and more.

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Ambien

Ambien has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from Ambien 46,720 users)

Euphoric mood

Euphoric mood (excessively happy but may become angry or irritable) has been reported by people with pain, depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia.(latest reports from Euphoric mood 4,430 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 43,096 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 87 people (0.20%) have Euphoric Mood.

Trend of Euphoric mood in Ambien reports

Time on Ambien when people have Euphoric mood * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Euphoric mood33.33%16.67%33.33%0.00%16.67%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Euphoric mood when taking Ambien * :

FemaleMale
Euphoric mood54.95%45.05%

Age of people who have Euphoric mood when taking Ambien * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Euphoric mood0.00%0.00%0.00%8.33%34.72%26.39%13.89%16.67%

Severity of Euphoric mood when taking Ambien ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Euphoric mood0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Euphoric mood ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Euphoric mood0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Insomnia (10 people, 11.49%)
  2. Pain (10 people, 11.49%)
  3. Sleep disorder (9 people, 10.34%)
  4. Middle insomnia (6 people, 6.90%)
  5. Depression (6 people, 6.90%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lyrica (17 people, 19.54%)
  2. Oxycontin (13 people, 14.94%)
  3. Paxil (12 people, 13.79%)
  4. Percocet (11 people, 12.64%)
  5. Xanax (10 people, 11.49%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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