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Review: could Ambien cause Sleep apnea?

We study 43,066 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

Ambien (latest outcomes from 46,669 users) has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia.

Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea (a type of sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing) (latest reports from 636 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, depression, generalized anxiety disorder, insomnia.

On Aug, 12, 2014: 43,062 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 3 people (0.01%) have Sleep Apnea. They amount to 0.47% of all the 636 people who have Sleep Apnea on eHealthMe.

Trend of Sleep apnea in Ambien reports

Time on Ambien when people have Sleep apnea * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sleep apnea0.00%0.00%33.33%33.33%0.00%0.00%33.33%

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

FemaleMale
Sleep apnea33.33%66.67%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sleep apnea0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%33.33%0.00%33.33%33.33%

Severity of Sleep apnea when taking Ambien ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Sleep apnea0.00%33.33%66.67%0.00%

How people recovered from Sleep apnea ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Sleep apnea0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Adhd (2 people, 66.67%)
  2. Depression (2 people, 66.67%)
  3. Generalised anxiety disorder (1 people, 33.33%)
  4. Chronic insomnia (1 people, 33.33%)
  5. Cervical radiculopathy (1 people, 33.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Cymbalta (2 people, 66.67%)
  2. Ambien cr (2 people, 66.67%)
  3. Adderall xr 30 (1 people, 33.33%)
  4. Ativan (1 people, 33.33%)
  5. Hydromorphone hydrochloride (1 people, 33.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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