Review: could Ambien cause Multiple Sclerosis Relapse?


Multiple sclerosis relapse 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 Tysabri, and have Multiple sclerosis . We study 56,728 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 341 have Multiple sclerosis relapse. Find out below who they are, when they have Multiple sclerosis relapse and more.

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Ambien has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from Ambien 63,887 users)

Multiple Sclerosis Relapse

Multiple sclerosis relapse (reoccurrence of a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, gait disturbance, depression, pain (latest reports from 40,883 Multiple sclerosis relapse patients).

On Oct, 18, 2016

56,728 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien.
Among them, 341 people (0.6%) have Multiple Sclerosis Relapse

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ambien cause Multiple sclerosis relapse?

Time on Ambien when people have Multiple Sclerosis Relapse *:

  • < 1 month: 28.57 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 57.14 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.29 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Multiple Sclerosis Relapse when taking Ambien *:

  • female: 77.94 %
  • male: 22.06 %

Age of people who have Multiple Sclerosis Relapse when taking Ambien *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 3.54 %
  • 30-39: 18.97 %
  • 40-49: 30.87 %
  • 50-59: 29.26 %
  • 60+: 17.04 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (288 people, 84.46%)
  • Insomnia (62 people, 18.18%)
  • Pain (40 people, 11.73%)
  • Depression (39 people, 11.44%)
  • Gait Disturbance (32 people, 9.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tysabri (118 people, 34.60%)
  • Cymbalta (68 people, 19.94%)
  • Baclofen (68 people, 19.94%)
  • Rebif (58 people, 17.01%)
  • Neurontin (54 people, 15.84%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (77 people, 22.58%)
  • Headache (55 people, 16.13%)
  • Depression (48 people, 14.08%)
  • Pain (45 people, 13.20%)
  • Asthenia (44 people, 12.90%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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