Who have Impulse-control disorder with Ambien - from FDA reports

Impulse-control disorder is found among people who take Ambien, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old also take medication Requip, and have Pain. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 68,001 people who have side effects when taking Ambien from FDA, and is updated regularly.

How to use this study: bring a copy to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

Who is eHealthMe: we are a data analysis company who specializes in health care industry. Our original studies have been referenced on 500+ peer-reviewed medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and EANO. On eHealthMe, you can research drugs and monitor them (see testimonials). If you find eHealthMe useful, please help us to spread the words below or leave us a testimonial.

On Dec, 12, 2018

68,001 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien.
Among them, 24 people (0.04%) have Impulse-control disorder

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ambien cause Impulse-control disorder?

Gender of people who have Impulse-control disorder when taking Ambien *:

  • female: 13.04 %
  • male: 86.96 %

Age of people who have Impulse-control disorder when taking Ambien *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 36.36 %
  • 40-49: 54.55 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 9.09 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Pain: 17 people, 70.83%
  2. Depression: 7 people, 29.17%
  3. High Blood Pressure: 6 people, 25.00%
  4. Restless Leg Syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs): 6 people, 25.00%
  5. High Blood Cholesterol: 6 people, 25.00%

Click here to view more results or personalize the results to your gender and age

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Mirapex: 11 people, 45.83%
  2. Wellbutrin Sr: 11 people, 45.83%
  3. Seroquel: 11 people, 45.83%
  4. Requip: 11 people, 45.83%
  5. Restoril: 10 people, 41.67%

Click here to view more results or personalize the results to your gender and age

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Depression: 14 people, 58.33%
  2. Emotional Distress: 12 people, 50.00%
  3. Weight Increased: 11 people, 45.83%
  4. Pathological Gambling: 11 people, 45.83%
  5. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (an anxiety disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts that produce uneasiness, apprehension, fear, or worry;): 10 people, 41.67%

Click here to view more results or personalize the results to your gender and age

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study

Do you have Impulse-control disorder while taking Ambien?

You are not alone:

Related studies


Ambien has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from Ambien 74,079 users)

Impulse-control disorder

Impulse-control disorder has been reported by people with parkinson's disease, depression, restless leg syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 1,704 Impulse-control disorder patients).

Drugs that are associated with Impulse-control disorder
Impulse-control disorder (448 drugs)
Could your condition cause Impulse-control disorder
Impulse-control disorder (260 conditions)
Ambien side effects
Browse all side effects of Ambien
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Related publications that referenced our studies

What would happen?

Predict new side effects and undetected conditions when you take Ambien and have Impulse-control disorder

Recent updates

Recent general studies
Recent personal studies

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.

WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.

DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.

You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).

If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.

Submit your testimonial

  • Please fill in your Testimonial.
  • Please enter a minimum of 10 characters for your Testimonial.
  • Please fill in your Name.

Please wait...


Thank you!