Review: could Ambien cause Irritability?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 1, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.8/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 41,357 people who take Ambien. Among them, 470 have Irritability. See who they are, when they have Irritability and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Ambien (latest outcomes from 46,526 users) has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia, sleep disorder. Commonly reported side effects of Ambien include nausea, nausea aggravated, stress and anxiety, pain exacerbated, acupuncture and pain.
Irritability (latest reports from 141,279 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, pain, stress and anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
On Mar, 1, 2014: 41,357 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 470 people (1.14%) have Irritability.
Time on Ambien when people have Irritability * :
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Gender of people who have Irritability when taking Ambien * :
Age of people who have Irritability when taking Ambien * :
Severity of Irritability when taking Ambien ** :
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How people recovered from Irritability ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (105 people, 22.34%)
- Pain (92 people, 19.57%)
- Insomnia (88 people, 18.72%)
- Anxiety (62 people, 13.19%)
- Sleep disorder (42 people, 8.94%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Oxycontin (128 people, 27.23%)
- Xanax (104 people, 22.13%)
- Lortab (80 people, 17.02%)
- Paxil (75 people, 15.96%)
- Celebrex (68 people, 14.47%)
* 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?
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