Could Ambien cause Irritability - from FDA reports


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 56,743 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA. Among them, 541 have Irritability. Find out below who they are, when they have Irritability and more.

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Ambien

Ambien has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from Ambien 63,906 users)

Irritability

Irritability has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, hepatitis c, pain, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 37,102 Irritability patients).

On Nov, 26, 2016

56,743 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien.
Among them, 541 people (0.95%) have Irritability


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ambien cause Irritability?

Time on Ambien when people have Irritability *:

  • < 1 month: 19.05 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 26.19 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.14 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 19.05 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.9 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 16.67 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Irritability when taking Ambien *:

  • female: 57.01 %
  • male: 42.99 %

Age of people who have Irritability when taking Ambien *:

  • 0-1: 0.23 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.03 %
  • 20-29: 6.76 %
  • 30-39: 13.74 %
  • 40-49: 42.12 %
  • 50-59: 18.24 %
  • 60+: 16.89 %

Severity of Irritability **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 40 %
  • severe: 40 %
  • most severe: 20 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Oxycontin (107 people, 19.78%)
  • Xanax (103 people, 19.04%)
  • Lortab (72 people, 13.31%)
  • Neurontin (71 people, 13.12%)
  • Paxil (70 people, 12.94%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Depression (116 people, 21.44%)
  • Pain (102 people, 18.85%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (71 people, 13.12%)
  • Sleep Disorder (59 people, 10.91%)
  • Quit Smoking (40 people, 7.39%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Insomnia (232 people, 42.88%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (219 people, 40.48%)
  • Depression (193 people, 35.67%)
  • Fatigue (179 people, 33.09%)
  • Nausea (156 people, 28.84%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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