Review: could Ambien cause Sleep Apnea?


Summary

Sleep apnea is reported only by a few people who take Ambien. We study 55,431 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 1 have Sleep apnea. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleep apnea and more.

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Ambien

Ambien has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from Ambien 62,490 users)

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea (a type of sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, confusion, numbness and tingling, joint pain, memory loss (latest reports from 313 Sleep apnea patients).

On Sep, 20, 2016

55,431 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien.
Among them, 1 person (0.0%) has Sleep Apnea


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ambien cause Sleep apnea?

Time on Ambien when people have Sleep Apnea *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 100 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Sleep Apnea when taking Ambien *:

  • female: 0.0 %
  • male: 100 %

Age of people who have Sleep Apnea when taking Ambien *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 100 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Severity if Sleep Apnea when taking Ambien **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Sleep Apnea **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Insomnia (1 person, 100.00%)
  • Depression (1 person, 100.00%)
  • Bipolar Ii Disorder (1 person, 100.00%)
  • Anxiety Disorder (1 person, 100.00%)
  • Adhd (1 person, 100.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Wellbutrin Sr (1 person, 100.00%)
  • Valium (1 person, 100.00%)
  • Escitalopram (1 person, 100.00%)
  • Adderall 30 (1 person, 100.00%)
  • Abilify (1 person, 100.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weight Increased (1 person, 100.00%)
  • Vision Blurred (1 person, 100.00%)
  • Cognitive Deterioration (1 person, 100.00%)
  • Appetite - Decreased (1 person, 100.00%)
  • Anhedonia (1 person, 100.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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