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Review: could Ambien cause Serotonin syndrome?

We study 43,055 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 52 have Serotonin syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Serotonin syndrome and more.

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Ambien

Ambien (latest outcomes from 46,656 users) has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia.

Serotonin syndrome

Serotonin syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time) (latest reports from 34,500 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, major depression, bipolar disorder.

On Jul, 13, 2014: 43,048 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 52 people (0.12%) have Serotonin Syndrome. They amount to 0.15% of all the 34,494 people who have Serotonin Syndrome on eHealthMe.

Trend of Serotonin syndrome in Ambien reports

Time on Ambien when people have Serotonin syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Serotonin syndrome25.00%25.00%0.00%25.00%25.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Serotonin syndrome when taking Ambien * :

FemaleMale
Serotonin syndrome74.51%25.49%

Age of people who have Serotonin syndrome when taking Ambien * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Serotonin syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%10.00%7.50%37.50%27.50%17.50%

Severity of Serotonin syndrome when taking Ambien ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Serotonin syndrome0.00%50.00%0.00%50.00%

How people recovered from Serotonin syndrome ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (14 people, 26.92%)
  2. Insomnia (8 people, 15.38%)
  3. Anxiety (5 people, 9.62%)
  4. Hepatitis c (4 people, 7.69%)
  5. Major depression (3 people, 5.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Cymbalta (21 people, 40.38%)
  2. Neurontin (16 people, 30.77%)
  3. Lexapro (11 people, 21.15%)
  4. Paxil (10 people, 19.23%)
  5. Xanax (10 people, 19.23%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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