Review: could Ambien cause Suicide Attempt?


Suicide attempt is found among people who take Ambien, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Xanax, and have Depression . We study 45,172 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 722 have Suicide attempt. Find out below who they are, when they have Suicide attempt and more.

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Ambien has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from Ambien 51,333 users)

Suicide Attempt

Suicide attempt has been reported by people with completed suicide, hypotension, intentional overdose, drowsiness, arrhythmias (latest reports from 34,453 Suicide attempt patients).

On Aug, 18, 2016

45,172 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien.
Among them, 722 people (1.6%) have Suicide Attempt

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ambien cause Suicide attempt?

Time on Ambien when people have Suicide Attempt *:

  • < 1 month: 30.23 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 10.47 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.81 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.63 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 26.74 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 12.79 %
  • 10+ years: 2.33 %

Gender of people who have Suicide Attempt when taking Ambien *:

  • female: 59.1 %
  • male: 40.9 %

Age of people who have Suicide Attempt when taking Ambien *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.18 %
  • 10-19: 3.72 %
  • 20-29: 9.22 %
  • 30-39: 20.04 %
  • 40-49: 40.25 %
  • 50-59: 19.33 %
  • 60+: 7.27 %

Severity if Suicide Attempt when taking Ambien **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 25 %
  • severe: 75 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Suicide Attempt **:

  • while on drug: 50 %
  • after off the drug: 50 %
  • not yet: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (209 people)
  • Insomnia (162 people)
  • Anxiety (119 people)
  • Bipolar Disorder (102 people)
  • Pain (101 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (145 people)
  • Seroquel (137 people)
  • Klonopin (126 people)
  • Zoloft (117 people)
  • Cymbalta (111 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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