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Review: could Ambien cause Sudden death (Death)?

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.

We study 43,106 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 880 have Sudden death. Find out below who they are, when they have Sudden death and more.

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Ambien

Ambien (latest outcomes from 46,715 users) has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia.

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Sudden death

Sudden death (latest reports from 177,349 patients)

Trend of Sudden death reports

On Nov, 15, 2014: 43,096 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 880 people (2.04%) have Sudden Death.

Trend of Sudden death in Ambien reports

Time on Ambien when people have Sudden death * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sudden death36.00%32.00%4.00%20.00%4.00%4.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Sudden death57.04%42.96%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sudden death0.56%0.14%0.00%3.21%8.38%14.66%23.88%49.16%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (90 people, 10.23%)
  2. Pain (90 people, 10.23%)
  3. Depression (77 people, 8.75%)
  4. Insomnia (66 people, 7.50%)
  5. Breast cancer (44 people, 5.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (201 people, 22.84%)
  2. Aspirin (179 people, 20.34%)
  3. Lasix (151 people, 17.16%)
  4. Aredia (143 people, 16.25%)
  5. Protonix (134 people, 15.23%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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