Ambien and Seizure - from FDA reports


Summary

Seizure 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 Keppra, and have Depression . We study 58,094 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA. Among them, 129 have Seizure. Find out below who they are, when they have Seizure and more.

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Ambien

Ambien has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from Ambien 63,969 users)

Seizure

Seizure (abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain) has been reported by people with seizures, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, depression, pain (latest reports from 26,106 Seizure patients).

On Jan, 26, 2017

58,094 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien.
Among them, 129 people (0.22%) have Seizure


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ambien cause Seizure?

Time on Ambien when people have Seizure *:

  • < 1 month: 12.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.5 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 50.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Seizure when taking Ambien *:

  • female: 72.65 %
  • male: 27.35 %

Age of people who have Seizure when taking Ambien *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.3 %
  • 10-19: 1.3 %
  • 20-29: 12.99 %
  • 30-39: 19.48 %
  • 40-49: 27.27 %
  • 50-59: 19.48 %
  • 60+: 18.18 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (30 people, 23.26%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (22 people, 17.05%)
  • Insomnia (18 people, 13.95%)
  • Sleep Disorder (16 people, 12.40%)
  • Pain (16 people, 12.40%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (22 people, 17.05%)
  • Keppra (22 people, 17.05%)
  • Cymbalta (17 people, 13.18%)
  • Synthroid (15 people, 11.63%)
  • Ampyra (14 people, 10.85%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fall (22 people, 17.05%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (19 people, 14.73%)
  • Dizziness (17 people, 13.18%)
  • High Blood Pressure (16 people, 12.40%)
  • Nausea (15 people, 11.63%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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