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Review: could Ambien cause Psychotic behaviour?

We study 43,071 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 15 have Psychotic behaviour. Find out below who they are, when they have Psychotic behaviour and more.

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Ambien

Ambien (latest outcomes from 46,673 users) has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia.

Psychotic behaviour

Psychotic behaviour (latest reports from 1,612 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, insomnia, stress and anxiety, bipolar disorder.

On Aug, 15, 2014: 43,066 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 15 people (0.03%) have Psychotic Behaviour. They amount to 0.93% of all the 1,612 people who have Psychotic Behaviour on eHealthMe.

Trend of Psychotic behaviour in Ambien reports

Time on Ambien when people have Psychotic behaviour * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Psychotic behaviour0.00%0.00%9.09%0.00%9.09%81.82%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Psychotic behaviour86.67%13.33%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Psychotic behaviour0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%7.14%14.29%78.57%

Severity of Psychotic behaviour when taking Ambien ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Psychotic behaviour0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Psychotic behaviour ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Insomnia (13 people, 86.67%)
  2. Osteoporosis (3 people, 20.00%)
  3. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (2 people, 13.33%)
  4. Depression (2 people, 13.33%)
  5. Hypertension (1 people, 6.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Fosamax (9 people, 60.00%)
  2. Febuxostat (1 people, 6.67%)
  3. Norvasc (1 people, 6.67%)
  4. Skelaxin (1 people, 6.67%)
  5. Allopurinol (1 people, 6.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (3 days ago):

  • Had an emergency appendectomy in February with complications.... have lived with joint, muscle pain most of my adult life. Constant stomach problems from a young wage. IBS, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite. Feel like I am basically a failure, unable to keep a permanent job. Marriage is on verge of divorce, my family thinks it's all in my head, and that I cause this or even like to be a I. That I do it for attention, or mainly bc I am not responsible. I do not like discussing with family bc I feel misunderstood & like a. Broken record. I want to participate in life , if I don't I am criticized , if I do I pay the price. With either "pain" or comments like " well you did this "
    I feel scared, alone , but mostly hurt all over, including heart ache!!
    It's very confusing and will definitely make you think you are crazy at times.
    Was told yesterday I had fibromyalgia & vasculitis . Going to have blood test tomorrow .

    Reply

    gracekellygirl on Aug, 29, 2014:

    I had those same symptoms and they discovered a parathyroid tumor. Check out the symptoms for that. I was told I had fibromyalgia for years and lived in pain. Now it is gone and I feel much better. A sestamibi parathyroid scan will tell you for sure even when the parathyroid blood test comes back normal. Usually with this you have a high blood calcium as well.

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  • Onset of symptoms started on third day of Savella Titration pack. Immediately stopped medicine (had the 3rd day am dose) by midday spasms and back pain severe, by 6pm unable to walk due to extreme pain. Sent to ER, no response to pain medicine, finally muscle relaxer allowed me to walk again. Sent home on Muscle relaxers. Had MRI - found 1 inch fluid cyst on Pancreas. 5 days later muscles no longer hurt, minimal back pain and able to walk again unassisted.

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  • Steroid dependent asthmatic,sight deterioration after glaucoma surgery in both eyss.Joints deterioration i believe from steroids,Ehasted after walking 10 steps.Heart rate climbs to 160-170 after getting up and walking 10 steps.Sitting rate 110 bpm.Weight 220 height 5'10".weight was 180 before using steroids.

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