Ambien and Sudden death - from FDA reports


Summary

Sudden death is found among people who take Ambien, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma. This review analyzes which people have Sudden death with Ambien. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 61,062 people who have side effects when taking Ambien from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On May, 03, 2017

61,062 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien.
Among them, 1,371 people (2.25%) have Sudden Death


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ambien cause Sudden death?

Time on Ambien when people have Sudden Death *:

  • < 1 month: 44.44 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.93 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.41 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.11 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.41 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.7 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Sudden Death when taking Ambien *:

  • female: 55.01 %
  • male: 44.99 %

Age of people who have Sudden Death when taking Ambien *:

  • 0-1: 0.39 %
  • 2-9: 0.2 %
  • 10-19: 0.39 %
  • 20-29: 2.54 %
  • 30-39: 7.14 %
  • 40-49: 13.59 %
  • 50-59: 22.29 %
  • 60+: 53.47 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (138 people, 10.07%)
  • Pain (134 people, 9.77%)
  • Insomnia (101 people, 7.37%)
  • Depression (96 people, 7.00%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (59 people, 4.30%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (275 people, 20.06%)
  • Lasix (238 people, 17.36%)
  • Zofran (194 people, 14.15%)
  • Aredia (185 people, 13.49%)
  • Ativan (177 people, 12.91%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (337 people, 24.58%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (306 people, 22.32%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (253 people, 18.45%)
  • Weakness (250 people, 18.23%)
  • Fatigue (246 people, 17.94%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Ambien

Ambien has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from Ambien 67,038 users)

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Sudden death has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, primary pulmonary hypertension, diabetes, chronic myeloid leukaemia, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 369,924 Sudden death patients).

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