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. This review analyzes which people have Serotonin syndrome with Ambien. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 62,274 people who have side effects when taking Ambien from FDA , and is updated regularly.
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On Sep, 20, 2017
62,274 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien.
Among them, 83 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: 72.37 %
- male: 27.63 %
Age of people who have Serotonin syndrome when taking Ambien *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.0 %
- 20-29: 9.09 %
- 30-39: 14.55 %
- 40-49: 34.55 %
- 50-59: 27.27 %
- 60+: 14.55 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Depression (23 people, 27.71%)
- Stress And Anxiety (9 people, 10.84%)
- Fibromyalgia (8 people, 9.64%)
- Hepatitis C (5 people, 6.02%)
- Narcolepsy (4 people, 4.82%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Cymbalta (31 people, 37.35%)
- Neurontin (18 people, 21.69%)
- Seroquel (14 people, 16.87%)
- Lexapro (14 people, 16.87%)
- Paxil (12 people, 14.46%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Confusional State (15 people, 18.07%)
- Agitation (15 people, 18.07%)
- Weakness (14 people, 16.87%)
- Nausea (14 people, 16.87%)
- Breathing Difficulty (14 people, 16.87%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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