Review: could Ambien cause Serotonin syndrome?
Summary: Serotonin syndrome could be caused by Ambien, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Cymbalta, and have Depression.
We study 42,968 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.
On Apr, 10, 2014: 42,832 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 34,365 people who have Serotonin Syndrome on eHealthMe.
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||74.51%||25.49% |
Age of people who have Serotonin syndrome when taking Ambien * :
|Serotonin syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||10.00%||7.50%||37.50%||27.50%||17.50% |
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, 26.92%)
- Insomnia (8 people, 15.38%)
- Anxiety (5 people, 9.62%)
- Hepatitis c (4 people, 7.69%)
- Major depression (3 people, 5.77%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Cymbalta (21 people, 40.38%)
- Neurontin (16 people, 30.77%)
- Lexapro (11 people, 21.15%)
- Paxil (10 people, 19.23%)
- Xanax (10 people, 19.23%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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