Review: could Ambien cause Sleep apnea?
Summary: Sleep apnea is reported only by a few people who take Ambien.
We study 43,157 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 has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from 46,777 Ambien users)
Sleep apnea (a type of sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, depression, high blood pressure, generalized anxiety disorder, gastroesophageal reflux disease. (latest reports from 351 Sleep apnea patients)
On Apr, 1, 2015: 43,157 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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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
- A study of side effects of Zolpidem for a 56-year old woman with Sleep Disorder Due To General Medical Condition, Insomnia Type.
- A study of drug interactions between Vitamin D, Magnesium Oxide, Zolpidem Tartrate, Lorazepam, Sucralfate for a 51-year old woman with Lower Blood Pressure, Heart Rate Increased, Sleep Disorder Due To A General Medical Condition, Gastric Ulcer. The patient has Hot Flushes
- A study of side effects of Zolpidem for a 34-year old woman with Insomnia. The patient has Binge Eating
- A study of drug interactions between Ambien, Lorazepam, Fluoxetine for a 29-year old woman with Insomnia Related To Another Mental Condition, Stress And Anxiety, Depression. The patient has Chloasma
- A study of drug interactions between Ambien, Valium for a 62-year old man with Insomnia, Anxiety. The patient has Pain - Muscles
Recent Ambien related drug comparison:
- Comparions of Adderall Xr 25, Ambien, Lyrica, Marijuana, Oxycodone for a 38-year old woman who has Chronic Pain
- Comparions of Ambien, Morphine Sulfate, Percocet for a 41-year old woman who has Pain - Back
- Comparions of Ambien, Imipramine Hydrochloride, Vistaril for a 18-year old girl who has Insomnia
- Comparions of Paroxetine Hydrochloride, Zolpidem Tartrate for a 58-year old man who has Depression And Insomnia
- Comparions of Restoril, Ambien for a 69-year old woman who has Chronic Insomnia
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
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