Review: could Ambien cause Suicide attempt?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 26, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.8/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 42,804 people who take Ambien. Among them, 687 have Suicide attempt. See who they are, when they have Suicide attempt and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Ambien (latest outcomes from 46,526 users) has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia, sleep disorder. Commonly reported side effects of Ambien include nausea, nausea aggravated, stress and anxiety, pain exacerbated, acupuncture and pain.
Suicide attempt (latest reports from 140,182 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, stress and anxiety, pain, bipolar disorder.
On Feb, 26, 2014: 41,357 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 687 people (1.66%) have Suicide Attempt.
Time on Ambien when people have Suicide attempt * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Suicide attempt||29.89%||13.79%||5.75%||16.09%||25.29%||6.90%||2.30% |
Gender of people who have Suicide attempt when taking Ambien * :
|Suicide attempt||60.39%||39.61% |
Age of people who have Suicide attempt when taking Ambien * :
|Suicide attempt||0.00%||0.17%||3.51%||9.53%||18.23%||42.81%||18.06%||7.69% |
Severity of Suicide attempt when taking Ambien ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Suicide attempt||0.00%||25.00%||75.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Suicide attempt ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Suicide attempt||50.00%||50.00%||0.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (216 people, 31.44%)
- Insomnia (193 people, 28.09%)
- Anxiety (149 people, 21.69%)
- Pain (118 people, 17.18%)
- Bipolar disorder (116 people, 16.89%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Xanax (159 people, 23.14%)
- Klonopin (152 people, 22.13%)
- Seroquel (146 people, 21.25%)
- Cymbalta (129 people, 18.78%)
- Zoloft (129 people, 18.78%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Janice brown on Jan, 8, 2013:
I have been taking 80mg propanolol and 40mg omeprazole every day now for 6 months for a sliding hernia, I also suffer from slight irritable bowel syndrome and find that I am now suffering from bouts of painful diarrhea and some times have blood in my stools, I was just wanting to know if there was a safe suppliments I could take that would counteract this diarrhea? I also suffer from very swollen ankles I am 42 years old and female 175 lbs and 1.59 m tall
Karma on Jan, 31, 2013:
Try going gluten free and / or read as much information on the gluten free diet as possible. You have listed some of the main symptoms of someone who is gluten intolerant.
J. on Mar, 5, 2013:
Are you serious? Thats the best you got? Obviously you don't have a clue of the pain that drives one to being so depressed that you want to end it all. And you offer a gluten free diet? Get a clue.
Karma on Mar, 5, 2013:
Actually, I do. Been there. Had it worse than you actually, with a brain tumour, gluten ataxia and kidney neuropathy. So. Having been there, I'm offering you an alternative to look into to see if it applies to you.
You can either take it, research it, research other things or just sit there bitching and complaining that life isn't worth living. It aint' going to get any better honey unless you do something about it.
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