Review: could Ambien cause Irritability?
Summary: Irritability is found among people who take Ambien, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Oxycontin, and have Depression. We study 43,167 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 471 have Irritability. Find out below who they are, when they have Irritability and more.
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Ambien has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from 46,788 Ambien users)
Irritability has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, pain, stress and anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest reports from 23,595 Irritability patients)
On May, 16, 2015: 43,167 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 471 people (1.09%) have Irritability.
Time on Ambien when people have Irritability * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Irritability when taking Ambien * :
Age of people who have Irritability when taking Ambien * :
Severity of Irritability when taking Ambien ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Irritability ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (106 people, 22.51%)
- Pain (92 people, 19.53%)
- Insomnia (89 people, 18.90%)
- Anxiety (62 people, 13.16%)
- Sleep disorder (42 people, 8.92%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Oxycontin (128 people, 27.18%)
- Xanax (104 people, 22.08%)
- Lortab (80 people, 16.99%)
- Paxil (75 people, 15.92%)
- Celebrex (68 people, 14.44%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I was on 5mg and never had symptoms. I have a past history of grand mal but have been med free for over 18 yrs, but had a few orris. This past month my doctor up the dose to 10mg and I did not understand why or what was going on, I did not associate the two. But a friend witnessed a seizure three nights ago. I remember nothing at all. I have pancreatic pain and joint RA and OA. I get so painful from not moving every hour I am up walking and awake. I did without the ambien twice in 5 months for 15 days. I can just stop, and I tried Benadryl it dries me out. I AM GOING TO A NEUROLOGIST but I have a feeling predisposition is a factor on 10 mg. what do you think?
From this study (3 years ago):
George P on May, 7, 2012:
I developed torticollis soon after starting abilify. At the same time, I developed pain in my left side. An MRI revealed 4 ruptured disks in my spine, a known cause of torticollis.
Conclusion: I have no idea (neither, it seems, do the doctors). But I found abilify very effective for its purpose.
Tim J on Jul, 10, 2011:
I took this drug and it killed 40 percent of my achilles tendon.
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