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Review: could Ambien cause Seizure?

Summary: Seizure could be caused by Ambien, especially for people who are male, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Insulin, and have Type 2 diabetes.

We study 42,968 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 2 have Seizure. Find out below who they are, when they have Seizure 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.

Seizure

Seizure (abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain) (latest reports from 1,849 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, epilepsy, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 42,832 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 2 people (0.00%) have Seizure. They amount to 0.11% of all the 1,843 people who have Seizure on eHealthMe.

Trend of Seizure in Ambien reports

Time on Ambien when people have Seizure * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Seizure0.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Seizure when taking Ambien * :

FemaleMale
Seizure50.00%50.00%

Age of people who have Seizure when taking Ambien * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Seizure0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%

Severity of Seizure when taking Ambien ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Seizure0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Seizure ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Type 2 diabetes (1 people, 50.00%)
  2. Insomnia (1 people, 50.00%)
  3. Depression - major (1 people, 50.00%)
  4. Bone density decreased (1 people, 50.00%)
  5. Headache - migraine with aura (1 people, 50.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Insulin (1 people, 50.00%)
  2. Glucophage (1 people, 50.00%)
  3. Seroquel (1 people, 50.00%)
  4. Bupropion hydrochloride (1 people, 50.00%)
  5. Fosamax (1 people, 50.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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