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Review: could Ambien cause Seizure disorder (Epilepsy)?





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 5 - 10 years, also take medication Protonix, and have Osteoporosis.

We study 43,106 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 23 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 46,720 users)

Seizure disorder

Seizure disorder (disease of seizure related) has been reported by people with epilepsy, depression, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, convulsion.(latest reports from Seizure disorder 36,528 patients)

On Nov, 27, 2014: 43,106 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 21 people (0.05%) have Seizure Disorder.

Trend of Seizure disorder in Ambien reports

Time on Ambien when people have Seizure disorder * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Seizure disorder0.00%40.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%60.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Seizure disorder68.00%32.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Seizure disorder0.00%0.00%0.00%8.00%24.00%44.00%20.00%4.00%

Severity of Seizure disorder when taking Ambien ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Seizure disorder ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (5 people, 23.81%)
  2. Behcet's syndrome (5 people, 23.81%)
  3. Muscle spasms (4 people, 19.05%)
  4. Facial pain (4 people, 19.05%)
  5. Bruxism (4 people, 19.05%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Protonix (10 people, 47.62%)
  2. Oxycodone hcl and acetaminophen (7 people, 33.33%)
  3. Lorazepam (7 people, 33.33%)
  4. Zoloft (7 people, 33.33%)
  5. Ambien cr (7 people, 33.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    I've been on most of the medications for more than a year and it hasn't been that bad getting used to them. But I've been on Zoloft and ambien for about a month now, and I've been noticing a lot of side effects. The one I just recently noticed and that has been driving me completely insane, is the r ...
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    (Asked by a 42 year old woman who has Epilepsy, and takes Lamictal Xr)
    I had a rapid urine drug screen for new employment and it shows positive for PCP. I have never taken or even seen PCP. I am so embarrassed and mortified. Needless to say my urine has been sent to a lab to see if it can rule out false positive results. I called my neurologist and my Pharmacist an ...
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    I have a severe nickel allergy and I have epilepsy. I am considering explain to reduce periodes since my seizures are worse that time of the month. I need to know if nexplanon has nickel because I need to avoid it if it does.

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