Ambien and Serotonin syndrome - from FDA reports
Serotonin syndrome is found among people who take Ambien, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Cymbalta, and have Depression . We study 58,094 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA. Among them, 74 have Serotonin syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Serotonin syndrome and more.
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Ambien has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from Ambien 63,975 users)
Serotonin syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time) has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, major depression, insomnia (latest reports from 9,744 Serotonin syndrome patients).
On Feb, 01, 2017
58,094 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien.
Among them, 74 people (0.13%) have Serotonin Syndrome
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Ambien when people have Serotonin Syndrome *:
- < 1 month: 66.67 %
- 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
- 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 Serotonin Syndrome when taking Ambien *:
- female: 70.59 %
- male: 29.41 %
Age of people who have Serotonin Syndrome when taking Ambien *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.0 %
- 20-29: 9.8 %
- 30-39: 11.76 %
- 40-49: 33.33 %
- 50-59: 29.41 %
- 60+: 15.69 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Depression (21 people, 28.38%)
- Insomnia (10 people, 13.51%)
- Stress And Anxiety (7 people, 9.46%)
- Fibromyalgia (7 people, 9.46%)
- Hepatitis C (5 people, 6.76%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Cymbalta (30 people, 40.54%)
- Neurontin (18 people, 24.32%)
- Seroquel (13 people, 17.57%)
- Lexapro (13 people, 17.57%)
- Paxil (12 people, 16.22%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Insomnia (17 people, 22.97%)
- Nausea (13 people, 17.57%)
- Mood Swings (13 people, 17.57%)
- Confusional State (13 people, 17.57%)
- Breathing Difficulty (13 people, 17.57%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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