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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 43,150 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 21 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 46,757 Ambien 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 36,612 Seizure disorder patients)

On Feb, 2, 2015: 43,135 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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