Ambien and Psychotic behaviour - from FDA reports


Summary

Psychotic behaviour is found among people who take Ambien, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Fosamax, and have Insomnia . We study 58,094 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA. Among them, 20 have Psychotic behaviour. Find out below who they are, when they have Psychotic behaviour and more.

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Ambien

Ambien has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from Ambien 63,975 users)

Psychotic Behaviour

Psychotic behaviour has been reported by people with depression, schizophrenia, pain, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 860 Psychotic behaviour patients).

On Feb, 08, 2017

58,094 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien.
Among them, 20 people (0.03%) have Psychotic Behaviour


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ambien cause Psychotic behaviour?

Time on Ambien when people have Psychotic Behaviour *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.09 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 90.91 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Psychotic Behaviour when taking Ambien *:

  • female: 78.95 %
  • male: 21.05 %

Age of people who have Psychotic Behaviour when taking Ambien *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 7.14 %
  • 50-59: 7.14 %
  • 60+: 85.71 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Insomnia (16 people, 80.00%)
  • Depression (5 people, 25.00%)
  • Osteoporosis (4 people, 20.00%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (3 people, 15.00%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (2 people, 10.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Fosamax (12 people, 60.00%)
  • Skelaxin (3 people, 15.00%)
  • Cymbalta (3 people, 15.00%)
  • Carafate (3 people, 15.00%)
  • Fish Oil (2 people, 10.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Dizziness (12 people, 60.00%)
  • Fall (11 people, 55.00%)
  • Otorrhea (10 people, 50.00%)
  • Neck Injury (10 people, 50.00%)
  • Dyspnea Exertional (10 people, 50.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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