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 43,115 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 has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from 46,746 Ambien users)
Seizure disorder (disease of seizure related) has been reported by people with epilepsy, depression, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, convulsion. (latest reports from 36,597 Seizure disorder patients)
On Dec, 29, 2014: 43,115 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 21 people (0.05%) have Seizure Disorder.
Time on Ambien when people have Seizure disorder * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Seizure disorder||0.00%||40.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||60.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Seizure disorder when taking Ambien * :
|Seizure disorder||68.00%||32.00% |
Age of people who have Seizure disorder when taking Ambien * :
|Seizure disorder||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||8.00%||24.00%||44.00%||20.00%||4.00% |
Severity of Seizure disorder when taking Ambien ** :
How people recovered from Seizure disorder ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Osteoporosis (5 people, 23.81%)
- Behcet's syndrome (5 people, 23.81%)
- Muscle spasms (4 people, 19.05%)
- Facial pain (4 people, 19.05%)
- Bruxism (4 people, 19.05%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Protonix (10 people, 47.62%)
- Oxycodone hcl and acetaminophen (7 people, 33.33%)
- Lorazepam (7 people, 33.33%)
- Zoloft (7 people, 33.33%)
- Ambien cr (7 people, 33.33%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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