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Ambien Anxiety Side Effects

Ambien Anxiety Side Effect Reports


The following Ambien Anxiety side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Anxiety, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Ambien or it might take time to develop.



Aggression, Verbal Abuse, Violence-related Symptom, Anxiety, Depression, Suicidal Ideation, Loss Of Consciousness

This Anxiety side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 55-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: sleep disorder. The patient was prescribed Ambien (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Ambien Cr
When starting to take Ambien the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Aggression
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Violence-related Symptom
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Loss Of Consciousness
These side effects may potentially be related to Ambien.
Anxiety, Disorientation, Headache, Dizziness, Memory Impairment, Vision Blurred, Sciatica, Fatigue, Sleep Disorder

This Anxiety Ambien Cr side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Jul 30, 2013. A Female , 52 years of age, was treated with Ambien Cr. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Anxiety
  • Disorientation
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Memory Impairment
  • Vision Blurred
  • Sciatica
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep Disorder
. Ambien Cr dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Anxiety, Personality Change, Irritability, Hallucination, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Insomnia, Nervous System Disorder, Aggression

This is a Ambien Cr side effect report of a 40-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Ambien Cr (dosage:NA, start time: 2005), combined with:
  • Zolpidem Tartrate
, and developed a serious reaction and a Anxiety side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Anxiety
  • Personality Change
  • Irritability
  • Hallucination
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Insomnia
  • Nervous System Disorder
  • Aggression
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Ambien Cr treatment in female patients suffering from NA, resulting in Anxiety.

Palpitations, Night Sweats, Anxiety, Sleep Terror, Vertigo, Hangover, Headache

A 37-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: insomnia started Ambien treatment (dosage: NA) on 2010. Soon after starting Ambien treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Palpitations
  • Night Sweats
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep Terror
  • Vertigo
  • Hangover
  • Headache
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Ambien side effects, such as Anxiety.
Cerebrovascular Accident, Pain, Fear, Embolic Stroke, Anxiety, Psychological Trauma, Anhedonia, Emotional Distress

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Ambien Cr on Jun 19, 2012. Patient felt the following Ambien side effects: cerebrovascular accident, pain, fear, embolic stroke, anxiety, psychological trauma, anhedonia, emotional distress Additional patient health information: Female , 47 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Ambien Cr dosage: 12.5 Mg, Long Term Use. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Bupropion Hcl (300 Mg, Daily)
  • Vivelle-dot (Unk)
  • Urocrit-k (10 Meq, Long Term Use)
  • Hydrocodone Bitartrate + Acetaminophen (7.5/500 Mg)
  • Synthroid (75 ?g, Daily)
  • Yaz (Unk Unk, Unk)
  • Salagen (7.5 Mg, Three Times Daily)
  • Peri-colace
The patient was hospitalized.
Agoraphobia, Depression, Anxiety

This report suggests a potential Ambien Anxiety side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): sleep disorder,hypertension and used Ambien (dosage: 12.5 Mg, Daily) starting Jan 01, 1998. Soon after starting Ambien the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Agoraphobia
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Maxzide (37.5/25 Mg,daily)
  • Premarin (0.9 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Protonix (40 Mg, Daily)
Although Ambien demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Anxiety, may still occur.
Completed Suicide, Gun Shot Wound, Overdose, Depression, Agitation, Anxiety, Insomnia, Stress

An adverse event was reported by a physician on May 14, 2013 by a male taking Ambien Cr (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 56 years of age, weighting 167.6 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Ambien side effects: completed suicide, gun shot wound, overdose, depression, agitation, anxiety, insomnia, stress. Additional medications/treatments:
Emotional Distress, Unevaluable Event, Anxiety, Renal Injury, Renal Failure, Pain, Anhedonia, Renal Impairment

This Anxiety problem was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES. A 75-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Aug 23, 2006 a consumer started treatment with Ambien (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Fosamax (70 Mg, Qd)
  • Versed (Unk)
  • Lasix (40 Mg, Qd)
  • Colchicine (0.6 Mg, Qd)
  • Compazine
  • Insulin (Unk)
  • Trasylol
  • Vicodin
When commencing Ambien, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Emotional Distress
  • Unevaluable Event
  • Anxiety
  • Renal Injury
  • Renal Failure
  • Pain
  • Anhedonia
  • Renal Impairment
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Anxiety, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Gait Disturbance, Back Pain, Anhedonia, Emotional Distress, Anxiety, Mobility Decreased, Deep Vein Thrombosis

This is a Ambien side effect report of a 40-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Ambien (dosage: Unk) starting Jul 01, 2007. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Yasmin (Unk)
  • Lisinopril (10 Mg, Daily)
  • Oxycodone Hcl (Unk)
  • Motrin
  • Cyclobenzaprine (10 Mg, Daily)
  • Restoril (Unk)
  • Hydrochlorothiazde Tab (25 Mg,daily)
  • Klor-con (8 Meq, Unk)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Gait Disturbance
  • Back Pain
  • Anhedonia
  • Emotional Distress
  • Anxiety
  • Mobility Decreased
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. This opens a possibility that Ambien could cause Anxiety and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Diabetes Mellitus, Anxiety, Pulmonary Sarcoidosis, Hyperglycaemia, Depression, Weight Increased, Sensation Of Heaviness, Blood Glucose Increased, Overdose

This Anxiety side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on May 21, 2012. A patient from UNITED STATES , weighting 215.5 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Ambien. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Ambien side effects: diabetes mellitus, anxiety, pulmonary sarcoidosis, hyperglycaemia, depression, weight increased, sensation of heaviness, blood glucose increased, overdose. Ambien dosage: 10 Mg, Each Evening.
Associated medications used:
  • Neurontin (300 Mg, 3/d)
  • Buspar (5 Mg, 3/d)
  • Percocet
  • Seroquel (700 Mg, Daily (1/d))
  • Klonopin (0.5 Mg, 3/d)
  • Zyprexa (25 Mg, Daily (1/d))
  • Depakote (500 Mg, 4/d)
  • Aricept (5 Mg, As Needed)
These side effects may potentially be related to Ambien.
Depression, Pain, Anxiety, Pulmonary Infarction, Pulmonary Embolism, Emotional Distress

This Anxiety side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 47-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Ambien (dosage: 10 Mg, Unk), which was started on Aug 17, 2007. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Singulair (10 Mg, Hs)
  • Norflex
  • Azithromycin (250 Mg, Unk)
  • Amoxicillin (500 Mg, Unk)
  • Herbalife Products
  • Celebrex (200 Mg, Daily)
  • Xanax (0.5 Mg, Prn)
  • Senokot
When starting to take Ambien the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Depression
  • Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Pulmonary Infarction
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Emotional Distress
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Ambien.
Product Quality Issue, Anxiety, Pain, Myalgia, Withdrawal Syndrome

This Anxiety Ambien Cr side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on May 14, 2012. A Female , weighting 130.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Ambien Cr. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Product Quality Issue
  • Anxiety
  • Pain
  • Myalgia
  • Withdrawal Syndrome
. Ambien Cr dosage: As Needed. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Phenergan (As Needed)
  • Duragesic-100
Psychomotor Hyperactivity, Anxiety

This is a Ambien side effect report of a female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Ambien (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Nexium
  • Nuvigil
  • Topamax
  • Premarin
  • Pravastatin
  • Celebrex
  • Celexa
  • Wellbutrin
, and developed a serious reaction and a Anxiety side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Psychomotor Hyperactivity
  • Anxiety
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Ambien treatment in female patients suffering from NA, resulting in Anxiety.
Anxiety, Injury, Anhedonia, Pain, Emotional Distress, Panic Attack, Pulmonary Embolism

A 32-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: NA started Ambien treatment (dosage: NA) on Oct 01, 2006. Soon after starting Ambien treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Anxiety
  • Injury
  • Anhedonia
  • Pain
  • Emotional Distress
  • Panic Attack
  • Pulmonary Embolism
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Prevacid (30 Mg,daily, Unk)
  • Adipex (37.5 Mg. Half Daily Tablet, Unk)
  • Percocet
  • Synthroid (Half 0.075 Daily, Unk)
  • Yasmin (Unk)
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Ambien side effects, such as Anxiety.
Agitation, Completed Suicide, Stress, Verbal Abuse, Anxiety, Insomnia

A patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Ambien on Apr 12, 2012. After Ambien was administered, patient encountered several Ambien side effects: agitation, completed suicide, stress, verbal abuse, anxiety, insomnia Additional patient health information: male , 56 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Ambien dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Pulmonary Embolism, Chest Pain, Anxiety, Traumatic Lung Injury, Emotional Distress, Dyspnoea, Fatigue

This report suggests a potential Ambien Cr Anxiety side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 31-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Ambien Cr (dosage: 12.5 Mg, Hs) starting Jan 01, 2007. Soon after starting Ambien Cr the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Chest Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Traumatic Lung Injury
  • Emotional Distress
  • Dyspnoea
  • Fatigue
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Yaz (Unk)
  • Zoloft (100 Mg, Qd)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Ambien Cr demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Anxiety, may still occur.
Anxiety, Transient Ischaemic Attack, Cholecystectomy, Pain, Depression

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Mar 28, 2012 by a Female taking Ambien (dosage: NA) . Location: UNITED STATES , 44 years of age, weighting 155.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Ambien side effects: anxiety, transient ischaemic attack, cholecystectomy, pain, depression. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Yaz (Unk)
  • Lexapro
The patient was hospitalized.
Blood Potassium Decreased, Influenza Like Illness, Anxiety, Vomiting, Palpitations, Multiple Sclerosis Relapse, Asthenia, Uhthoff's Phenomenon

This Anxiety problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 48-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Jan 03, 2007 a consumer started treatment with Ambien (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Zofran
  • Baclofen
  • Avonex
  • Celebrex
  • Zoloft
  • Tysabri
  • Lansoprazole
When commencing Ambien, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Blood Potassium Decreased
  • Influenza Like Illness
  • Anxiety
  • Vomiting
  • Palpitations
  • Multiple Sclerosis Relapse
  • Asthenia
  • Uhthoff's Phenomenon
The patient was hospitalized. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Anxiety, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Suicidal Ideation, Underdose, Insomnia, Anxiety

This is a Ambien side effect report of a 36-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: insomnia and was treated with Ambien (dosage: Dosage Details Not Provided) starting Jan 01, 2009. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Suboxone
  • Suboxone
  • Suboxone (Various Doses, Discontinued On Several Occasions)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Underdose
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Ambien could cause Anxiety and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Cholelithiasis, Constipation, Anxiety, Diarrhoea, Cholecystectomy, Injury, Scar, Emotional Disorder, Pain

This Anxiety side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES on Mar 14, 2012. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 33 years of age, weighting 175.0 lb, was treated with Ambien. Patient felt the following Ambien side effects: cholelithiasis, constipation, anxiety, diarrhoea, cholecystectomy, injury, scar, emotional disorder, pain. Ambien dosage: NA.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Norgestimate And Ethinyl Estradiol
  • Drospirenone And Ethinyl Estradiol (Unk)
  • Drospirenone And Ethinyl Estradiol (Unk)
  • Yaz (Unk)
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Yaz (Unk)
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Ambien.
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Ambien Anxiety Causes and Reviews


Fear and Anxiety are part of life. You may feel anxious before you take a test or walk down a dark street. This kind of Anxiety is useful - it can make you more alert or careful. It usually ends soon after you are out of the situation that caused it. But for millions of people in the United States, the Anxiety does not go away, and gets worse over time. They may have chest pains or nightmares. They may even be afraid to leave home. These people have Anxiety disorders. Types include

  • Panic disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Phobias
  • Generalized Anxiety disorder

Treatment can involve medicines, therapy or both.

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health


Ambien Anxiety Reviews

Sat, 27 Aug 2011

I have been taking Ambien for only ten days for insomnia prescribed by my doctor and had to stop because of an array of nasty side effects which I have organized into the following list:
Ambien side effects I experienced:

Shakes (Tremors)
Headache (Sometimes severe)
Muscle pain rigidity to the point of painful cramping knotting
Ringing in the ears (loud)
Difficulty swallowing/Throat pain-discomfort (Sometimes intense)
Dry mouth (Severe)
Nausea
Hallucinations: mostly visual/Strange body sensations/Tingling-zapping in muscles/twitching
Sweating profusely accompanied by dizziness/faintness simultaneously (Intermittent)
Racing heartbeat/Elevated blood pressure
Elevated Anxiety/Fear response (Feeling of terror)
Paradoxical CNS reaction (Kept me awake-opposite of intended action)
Next day headache and muscle pain following use/General feeling of illness (After effect)

Age: 44
Gender: Male
Reason for taking Ambien: Chronic Insomnia – Dr. Prescribed
Effective? – No (Discontinued by user due to adverse side effects w/o benefit of intended action)

I would advise anyone to be very careful with this drug and to pay attention to any unwanted or serious side effects it may cause, oddly enough I did not experience any amnesia or events such as sleep walking, driving, or other bizzare behavior, only the physical symptoms I described here, some of which were quite unpleasant and scary, enough to decide this drug is not for me.

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