Review: Serotonin syndrome in Ambien
(By eHealthMe on Nov, 21, 2013)
Severity ratings: 3.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
This is a review of Serotonin syndrome by studying 41,280 people who take Ambien. We analyze: the time on Ambien when people have Serotonin syndrome, gender and age of these people, the severity of Serotonin syndrome, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Ambien. The review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Ambien (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia, sleep disorder. Commonly reported side effects of Ambien include nausea, nausea aggravated, stress and anxiety, pain exacerbated, anxiety nec.
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, bipolar disorder.
On Nov, 21, 2013: 41,248 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 50 people (0.12%) have Serotonin Syndrome.
Time on Ambien when people have Serotonin syndrome * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Serotonin syndrome||25.00%||25.00%||0.00%||25.00%||25.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Serotonin syndrome when taking Ambien * :
|Serotonin syndrome||73.47%||26.53% |
Age of people who have Serotonin syndrome when taking Ambien * :
|Serotonin syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||10.53%||7.89%||39.47%||28.95%||13.16% |
Severity of Serotonin syndrome when taking Ambien ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Serotonin syndrome||0.00%||50.00%||0.00%||50.00% |
How people recovered from Serotonin syndrome ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (14 people, 28.00%)
- Insomnia (8 people, 16.00%)
- Anxiety (5 people, 10.00%)
- Hepatitis c (4 people, 8.00%)
- Neuropathy peripheral (3 people, 6.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Cymbalta (21 people, 42.00%)
- Neurontin (16 people, 32.00%)
- Lexapro (11 people, 22.00%)
- Paxil (10 people, 20.00%)
- Xanax (9 people, 18.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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