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Review: could Ambien cause Sleep apnea?
We study 43,096 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 3 have Sleep apnea. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleep apnea and more.
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Ambien (latest outcomes from 46,701 users) has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia.
Sleep apnea (a type of sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing) (latest reports from 649 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol, generalized anxiety disorder, gastroesophageal reflux disease.
On Oct, 28, 2014: 43,096 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 3 people (0.01%) have Sleep Apnea.
Time on Ambien when people have Sleep apnea * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Sleep apnea||0.00%||0.00%||33.33%||33.33%||0.00%||0.00%||33.33% |
Gender of people who have Sleep apnea when taking Ambien * :
|Sleep apnea||33.33%||66.67% |
Age of people who have Sleep apnea when taking Ambien * :
|Sleep apnea||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||33.33%||0.00%||33.33%||33.33% |
Severity of Sleep apnea when taking Ambien ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Sleep apnea||0.00%||33.33%||66.67%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Sleep apnea ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Sleep apnea||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Adhd (2 people, 66.67%)
- Depression (2 people, 66.67%)
- Generalised anxiety disorder (1 people, 33.33%)
- Chronic insomnia (1 people, 33.33%)
- Cervical radiculopathy (1 people, 33.33%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Cymbalta (2 people, 66.67%)
- Ambien cr (2 people, 66.67%)
- Adderall xr 30 (1 people, 33.33%)
- Ativan (1 people, 33.33%)
- Hydromorphone hydrochloride (1 people, 33.33%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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