Ambien and Seizure disorder - from FDA reports


Summary

Seizure disorder is found among people who take Ambien, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Zoloft, and have Behcet's syndrome . We study 58,094 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA. Among them, 28 have Seizure disorder. Find out below who they are, when they have Seizure disorder 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)

Seizure Disorder

Seizure disorder (disease of seizure related) has been reported by people with epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, convulsion (latest reports from 56,477 Seizure disorder patients).

On Jan, 29, 2017

58,094 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien.
Among them, 28 people (0.05%) have Seizure Disorder


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ambien cause Seizure disorder?

Time on Ambien when people have Seizure Disorder *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 100 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Seizure Disorder when taking Ambien *:

  • female: 67.86 %
  • male: 32.14 %

Age of people who have Seizure Disorder when taking Ambien *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 11.11 %
  • 30-39: 18.52 %
  • 40-49: 33.33 %
  • 50-59: 25.93 %
  • 60+: 11.11 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (5 people, 17.86%)
  • Behcet's Syndrome (5 people, 17.86%)
  • Pain (4 people, 14.29%)
  • Insomnia (4 people, 14.29%)
  • Depression (3 people, 10.71%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zoloft (8 people, 28.57%)
  • Protonix (7 people, 25.00%)
  • Prednisone (7 people, 25.00%)
  • Nystatin (7 people, 25.00%)
  • Gabapentin (7 people, 25.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fall (13 people, 46.43%)
  • Convulsion (13 people, 46.43%)
  • Pain (11 people, 39.29%)
  • Memory Loss (11 people, 39.29%)
  • Headache (11 people, 39.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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