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Review: could Ambien cause Nerve injury?

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 6 - 12 months, also take medication Aredia, and have Depression.

We study 43,157 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 86 have Nerve injury. Find out below who they are, when they have Nerve injury 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)

Nerve injury

Nerve injury has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, pain, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 5,628 Nerve injury patients)

On Mar, 1, 2015: 43,150 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 86 people (0.20%) have Nerve Injury.

Trend of Nerve injury in Ambien reports

Time on Ambien when people have Nerve injury * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Nerve injury20.00%0.00%40.00%0.00%20.00%20.00%0.00%

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

Nerve injury73.86%26.14%

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

Nerve injury0.00%0.00%0.00%2.99%8.96%46.27%28.36%13.43%

Severity of Nerve injury when taking Ambien ** :


How people recovered from Nerve injury ** :


Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (23 people, 26.74%)
  2. Insomnia (14 people, 16.28%)
  3. Prophylaxis (10 people, 11.63%)
  4. Arthritis (9 people, 10.47%)
  5. Anxiety (8 people, 9.30%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aredia (22 people, 25.58%)
  2. Zometa (22 people, 25.58%)
  3. Vicodin (20 people, 23.26%)
  4. Lortab (19 people, 22.09%)
  5. Xanax (19 people, 22.09%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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