Review: could Ambien cause Muscle spasms?
Summary: Muscle spasms is found among people who take Ambien, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Neurontin, and have Pain.
We study 43,157 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 990 have Muscle spasms. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle spasms and more.
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Ambien has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from 46,768 Ambien users)
Muscle spasms (muscle contraction) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, pain. (latest reports from 56,975 Muscle spasms patients)
On Mar, 16, 2015: 43,150 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 990 people (2.29%) have Muscle Spasms.
Time on Ambien when people have Muscle spasms * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Muscle spasms||16.00%||42.00%||4.00%||16.00%||12.00%||10.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Muscle spasms when taking Ambien * :
|Muscle spasms||73.08%||26.92% |
Age of people who have Muscle spasms when taking Ambien * :
|Muscle spasms||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||5.12%||9.07%||26.28%||23.37%||36.16% |
Severity of Muscle spasms when taking Ambien ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle spasms||9.09%||36.36%||45.45%||9.09% |
How people recovered from Muscle spasms ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Muscle spasms||20.00%||0.00%||80.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (242 people, 24.44%)
- Depression (142 people, 14.34%)
- Sleep disorder (119 people, 12.02%)
- Insomnia (112 people, 11.31%)
- Anxiety (97 people, 9.80%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Neurontin (238 people, 24.04%)
- Zometa (229 people, 23.13%)
- Percocet (209 people, 21.11%)
- Oxycontin (195 people, 19.70%)
- Aspirin (186 people, 18.79%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
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- A study of side effects of Ambien for a 73-year old woman with Initial Insomnia. The patient has Breast Discharge
- A study of side effects of Ambien for a 82-year old man with Melanin. The patient has Insomnia (sleeplessness)
- A study of drug interactions between Advil, Ambien, Ponstel, Yasmin, Clonazepam, Adderall for a 28-year old woman with Inflammation, Insomnia, Menstrual Cramp Relief, Birth Control, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Add. The patient has Fatigue, Onycholysis
- A study of side effects of Pregabalin for a 56-year old woman with Fibromyalgia. The patient has Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction)
- A study of side effects of Ambien for a 32-year old woman with Insomnia. The patient has Swollen Tongue (swelling of tongue)
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- Comparions of Valerian, Ambien for a 38-year old man who has Insomnia
- Comparions of Azathioprine, Zolpidem for a 82-year old woman who has Insomnia, Auto Immune Disease, Neuropathy, Spinal Stenosis, High Blood Pressure
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