Review: Muscle spasms in Ambien
(By eHealthMe on Nov, 23, 2013)
Severity ratings: 2.3/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
This is a review of Muscle spasms by studying 41,280 people who take Ambien. We analyze: the time on Ambien when people have Muscle spasms, gender and age of these people, the severity of Muscle spasms, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Ambien. The review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Ambien (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia, sleep disorder. Commonly reported side effects of Ambien include nausea, nausea aggravated, stress and anxiety, pain exacerbated, anxiety nec.
Muscle spasms (muscle contraction) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, pain.
On Nov, 23, 2013: 41,248 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 947 people (2.30%) 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||16.33%||42.86%||4.08%||16.33%||10.20%||10.20%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Muscle spasms when taking Ambien * :
|Muscle spasms||73.59%||26.41% |
Age of people who have Muscle spasms when taking Ambien * :
|Muscle spasms||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||5.35%||9.25%||26.16%||23.24%||36.01% |
Severity of Muscle spasms when taking Ambien ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle spasms||11.11%||44.44%||44.44%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Muscle spasms ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Muscle spasms||33.33%||0.00%||66.67% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (238 people, 25.13%)
- Depression (140 people, 14.78%)
- Sleep disorder (117 people, 12.35%)
- Insomnia (107 people, 11.30%)
- Anxiety (96 people, 10.14%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Neurontin (238 people, 25.13%)
- Zometa (220 people, 23.23%)
- Percocet (208 people, 21.96%)
- Oxycontin (193 people, 20.38%)
- Aspirin (183 people, 19.32%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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