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Review: could Ambien cause Recurrent leg pain and cramping?

Summary: Recurrent leg pain and cramping could be caused by Ambien, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also take Aspirin, and have Pain.

We study 42,968 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 78 have Recurrent leg pain and cramping. Find out below who they are, when they have Recurrent leg pain and cramping and more.

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Ambien

Ambien (latest outcomes from 46,563 users) has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia.

Recurrent leg pain and cramping

Recurrent leg pain and cramping (repeated leg pain and muscle contraction) (latest reports from 15,802 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, osteopenia, high blood cholesterol, arthritis.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 42,832 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 78 people (0.18%) have Recurrent Leg Pain And Cramping. They amount to 0.49% of all the 15,763 people who have Recurrent Leg Pain And Cramping on eHealthMe.

Trend of Recurrent leg pain and cramping in Ambien reports

Time on Ambien when people have Recurrent leg pain and cramping * :

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Gender of people who have Recurrent leg pain and cramping when taking Ambien * :

FemaleMale
Recurrent leg pain and cramping51.90%48.10%

Age of people who have Recurrent leg pain and cramping when taking Ambien * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Recurrent leg pain and cramping0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%2.70%29.73%67.57%

Severity of Recurrent leg pain and cramping when taking Ambien ** :

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How people recovered from Recurrent leg pain and cramping ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (15 people, 19.23%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (11 people, 14.10%)
  3. Breast cancer (6 people, 7.69%)
  4. Sleep disorder (5 people, 6.41%)
  5. Multiple allergies (4 people, 5.13%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (37 people, 47.44%)
  2. Lasix (32 people, 41.03%)
  3. Vioxx (31 people, 39.74%)
  4. Prilosec (31 people, 39.74%)
  5. Lisinopril (30 people, 38.46%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

dru1966 (6 days ago):

Female: 47 years: Ohio: Began ambien when needed for sleep deprivation and within days I have experienced major calf pain. I thought it was due to running or working out too much and it just caught up with me but after talking to someone else about the medication they experienceed the same side effect too. Feels like a constant charlie horse in my left calf. I will not take it for a few days and see if symptoms subside.
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