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Review: could Ambien cause Muscle spasms?

Summary: Muscle spasms could be caused by Ambien, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Neurontin, and have Pain.

We study 42,968 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 989 have Muscle spasms. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle spasms and more.

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On Apr, 13, 2014: 42,832 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 989 people (2.31%) have Muscle Spasms. They amount to 0.29% of all the 345,349 people who have Muscle Spasms on eHealthMe.

Trend of Muscle spasms in Ambien reports

Time on Ambien when people have Muscle spasms * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Muscle spasms16.00%42.00%4.00%16.00%12.00%10.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Muscle spasms when taking Ambien * :

FemaleMale
Muscle spasms73.05%26.95%

Age of people who have Muscle spasms when taking Ambien * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle spasms0.00%0.00%0.00%5.12%9.08%26.31%23.28%36.20%

Severity of Muscle spasms when taking Ambien ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle spasms10.00%40.00%40.00%10.00%

How people recovered from Muscle spasms ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Muscle spasms25.00%0.00%75.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (242 people, 24.47%)
  2. Depression (142 people, 14.36%)
  3. Sleep disorder (119 people, 12.03%)
  4. Insomnia (112 people, 11.32%)
  5. Anxiety (97 people, 9.81%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (238 people, 24.06%)
  2. Zometa (229 people, 23.15%)
  3. Percocet (209 people, 21.13%)
  4. Oxycontin (195 people, 19.72%)
  5. Aspirin (186 people, 18.81%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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