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Review: could Ambien cause Shortness of breath?

Summary: Shortness of breath could be caused by Ambien, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Zometa, and have Pain.

We study 42,968 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,239 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more.

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Ambien

Ambien (latest outcomes from 46,563 users) has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia.

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath (latest reports from 1,327,328 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 42,832 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 3,239 people (7.56%) have Shortness Of Breath. They amount to 0.24% of all the 1,344,841 people who have Shortness Of Breath on eHealthMe.

Trend of Shortness of breath in Ambien reports

Time on Ambien when people have Shortness of breath * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Shortness of breath35.90%27.35%0.00%9.40%11.11%13.68%2.56%

Gender of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Ambien * :

FemaleMale
Shortness of breath64.78%35.22%

Age of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Ambien * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Shortness of breath0.07%0.03%0.48%3.51%10.06%19.40%26.26%40.18%

Severity of Shortness of breath when taking Ambien ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Shortness of breath0.00%68.42%26.32%5.26%

How people recovered from Shortness of breath ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Shortness of breath0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (455 people, 14.05%)
  2. Insomnia (311 people, 9.60%)
  3. Depression (288 people, 8.89%)
  4. Anxiety (255 people, 7.87%)
  5. Sleep disorder (227 people, 7.01%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (774 people, 23.90%)
  2. Aspirin (712 people, 21.98%)
  3. Nexium (614 people, 18.96%)
  4. Lasix (607 people, 18.74%)
  5. Neurontin (598 people, 18.46%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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On eHealthMe, Ambien (zolpidem tartrate) is often used for insomnia. Find out below the conditions Ambien is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • I has an undiagnosed pain syndrome for 6 years.
    Developed breast cancer and received treatment including Arimidrex.
    Now with debilitating fatigue and need to keep legs up in chair 23/7. Not able to do simple personal tasks.
    It's been 5 years since cancer treatment!

    Reply

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • Have cramps in my calves every night. Exhaustion, severe confusion and forgetfulness are severe.
    I am told something at work and then I am asked a question and cant remember any of it. I have been in the same line of work for 30 years but I cant remember a isimple instruction by my boss. It is going to get me fired soon. Also have trouble with balance and get

    Mother has history of breast cancer. I had a fractured skull when younger. I have had blood clots on my lungs, congestive heart, plus pleuracy.

    Reply

  • From this study (8 months ago):

  • I got a flu shot two weeks ago and now I have extreme shortness of breath

    Reply

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