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 43,135 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,648 have Lower blood pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have Lower blood pressure and more.
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Ambien has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from 46,746 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 107,393 Lower blood pressure patients)
On Jan, 12, 2015: 43,115 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 1,584 people (3.67%) have Lower Blood Pressure.
Time on Ambien when people have Lower blood pressure * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Lower blood pressure||48.65%||10.81%||2.70%||10.81%||10.81%||13.51%||2.70% |
Gender of people who have Lower blood pressure when taking Ambien * :
|Lower blood pressure||55.75%||44.25% |
Age of people who have Lower blood pressure when taking Ambien * :
|Lower blood pressure||0.07%||0.00%||0.40%||1.34%||6.22%||18.27%||21.35%||52.34% |
Severity of Lower blood pressure when taking Ambien ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Lower blood pressure||0.00%||44.44%||44.44%||11.11% |
How people recovered from Lower blood pressure ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Lower blood pressure||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (212 people, 13.38%)
- Insomnia (170 people, 10.73%)
- Hypertension (142 people, 8.96%)
- Depression (116 people, 7.32%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (101 people, 6.38%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (440 people, 27.78%)
- Lasix (370 people, 23.36%)
- Nexium (312 people, 19.70%)
- Prednisone (255 people, 16.10%)
- Protonix (254 people, 16.04%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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She will take her meds like a hour and a half before actually going to sleep. The Zambian that is and sometimes she has uncontrolled restless leg syndrome. She has to move them a certain way and everything. This last time it lasted a hour and a half. I was just wondering if there is anything I could do to belp.?
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I reduced Accupril until I am completely off Accupril. Still the BP was too low and I then reduced Metformin to one tab a day. The BP came back and gradually became too high , i.e., 150/92. I have to put Accupril back on at 5/2 mg then 5/4 mg then finally at 5/8 mg. This seems to be optimal but the Blood Sugar is at just above 100, sometimes 106. I wish to increase Metformin back to 2 a day but afraid Bp will become too low.
Any input would be appreciated.
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I've been on most of the medications for more than a year and it hasn't been that bad getting used to them. But I've been on Zoloft and ambien for about a month now, and I've been noticing a lot of side effects. The one I just recently noticed and that has been driving me completely insane, is the ringing in the ears. It's been about a week now and I just don't know what to do anymore. If it is the Zoloft then I can finally just stop taking it and make this stop. If anyone has an answer or knows what to do, PLEASE help. I'm at my wits end.
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