Ambien and Nerve injury - from FDA reports


Summary

Nerve injury is found among people who take Ambien, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aredia, and have Depression . We study 58,094 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA. Among them, 116 have Nerve injury. Find out below who they are, when they have Nerve injury and more.

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Ambien

Ambien has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from Ambien 63,983 users)

Nerve Injury

Nerve injury has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 9,792 Nerve injury patients).

On Jan, 29, 2017

58,094 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien.
Among them, 116 people (0.2%) have Nerve Injury


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ambien cause Nerve injury?

Time on Ambien when people have Nerve Injury *:

  • < 1 month: 50.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 25.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 12.5 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Nerve Injury when taking Ambien *:

  • female: 76.32 %
  • male: 23.68 %

Age of people who have Nerve Injury when taking Ambien *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 2.33 %
  • 30-39: 6.98 %
  • 40-49: 33.72 %
  • 50-59: 32.56 %
  • 60+: 24.42 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (25 people, 21.55%)
  • Insomnia (22 people, 18.97%)
  • Pain (18 people, 15.52%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (14 people, 12.07%)
  • Sleep Disorder (14 people, 12.07%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aredia (26 people, 22.41%)
  • Zometa (25 people, 21.55%)
  • Xanax (25 people, 21.55%)
  • Vicodin (25 people, 21.55%)
  • Lexapro (21 people, 18.10%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Joint Pain (34 people, 29.31%)
  • Pain (33 people, 28.45%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (31 people, 26.72%)
  • Fatigue (29 people, 25.00%)
  • Depression (25 people, 21.55%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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