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Review: could Ambien cause Lower blood pressure (Hypotension)?

Summary: Lower blood pressure is found among people who take Ambien, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Pain.

We study 43,150 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,584 have Lower blood pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have Lower blood pressure and more.

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Ambien

Ambien has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from 46,757 Ambien users)

Lower blood pressure

Lower blood pressure (abnormally low blood pressure) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, depression. (latest reports from 107,417 Lower blood pressure patients)

On Feb, 11, 2015: 43,135 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 1,584 people (3.67%) have Lower Blood Pressure.

Trend of Lower blood pressure in Ambien reports

Time on Ambien when people have Lower blood pressure * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Lower blood pressure48.65%10.81%2.70%10.81%10.81%13.51%2.70%

Gender of people who have Lower blood pressure when taking Ambien * :

FemaleMale
Lower blood pressure55.75%44.25%

Age of people who have Lower blood pressure when taking Ambien * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Lower blood pressure0.07%0.00%0.40%1.34%6.22%18.27%21.35%52.34%

Severity of Lower blood pressure when taking Ambien ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Lower blood pressure0.00%44.44%44.44%11.11%

How people recovered from Lower blood pressure ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Lower blood pressure0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (212 people, 13.38%)
  2. Insomnia (170 people, 10.73%)
  3. Hypertension (142 people, 8.96%)
  4. Depression (116 people, 7.32%)
  5. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (101 people, 6.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (440 people, 27.78%)
  2. Lasix (370 people, 23.36%)
  3. Nexium (312 people, 19.70%)
  4. Prednisone (255 people, 16.10%)
  5. Protonix (254 people, 16.04%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • peanuts on Mar, 31, 2010:

    my friend is suffering from rhumatory arthertis.and is currenty taking cocaine. oxy cotin,prestine, wellbutrim, predisone 10mg what side effects should she expect ?????

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    mtntexas on May, 11, 2013:

    Just ask John Belushi

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    2cents on Mar, 6, 2013:

    I'll second that!

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