Review: could Ambien cause Suicide Attempt?


Summary

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 55,431 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 778 have Suicide attempt. Find out below who they are, when they have Suicide attempt and more.

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Ambien

Ambien has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from Ambien 62,490 users)

Suicide Attempt

Suicide attempt has been reported by people with completed suicide, hypotension, drug toxicity, drowsiness, arrhythmias (latest reports from 41,672 Suicide attempt patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

55,431 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien.
Among them, 778 people (1.4%) have Suicide Attempt


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ambien cause Suicide attempt?

Time on Ambien when people have Suicide Attempt *:

  • < 1 month: 29.03 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 11.83 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.3 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.9 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 24.73 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 15.05 %
  • 10+ years: 2.15 %

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

  • female: 58.72 %
  • male: 41.28 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.17 %
  • 10-19: 3.47 %
  • 20-29: 9.08 %
  • 30-39: 19.8 %
  • 40-49: 39.6 %
  • 50-59: 19.64 %
  • 60+: 8.25 %

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 (221 people, 28.41%)
  • Insomnia (175 people, 22.49%)
  • Anxiety (128 people, 16.45%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (109 people, 14.01%)
  • Pain (106 people, 13.62%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (150 people, 19.28%)
  • Seroquel (141 people, 18.12%)
  • Klonopin (134 people, 17.22%)
  • Cymbalta (122 people, 15.68%)
  • Zoloft (120 people, 15.42%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Depression (288 people, 37.02%)
  • Anxiety (209 people, 26.86%)
  • Suicidal Ideation (179 people, 23.01%)
  • Intentional Overdose (163 people, 20.95%)
  • Insomnia (135 people, 17.35%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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