Ambien Balance Disorder Side Effect Reports


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

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Balance Disorder, 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.


Impaired Driving Ability, Unevaluable Event, Balance Disorder, Fall

This Balance Disorder side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 23-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Ambien (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Ambien the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Impaired Driving Ability
  • Unevaluable Event
  • Balance Disorder
  • Fall
These side effects may potentially be related to Ambien.
Cerebral Haemorrhage, Myocardial Infarction, Balance Disorder, Back Pain, Unevaluable Event, Fibromyalgia, Arthralgia, Therapeutic Response Unexpected

This Balance Disorder Ambien side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Dec 28, 2012. A Female , 79 years of age, was treated with Ambien. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Cerebral Haemorrhage
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Balance Disorder
  • Back Pain
  • Unevaluable Event
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthralgia
  • Therapeutic Response Unexpected
. Ambien dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Cerebral Haemorrhage, Myocardial Infarction, Cardiac Disorder, Cerebrovascular Accident, Adverse Event, Malaise, Balance Disorder, Fall, Gait Disturbance

This is a Ambien side effect report of a 80-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: sleep disorder, who was treated with Ambien (dosage:NA, start time: 1988), combined with:
  • Oxazepam
  • Vicodin
, and developed a serious reaction and a Balance Disorder side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Cerebral Haemorrhage
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Cardiac Disorder
  • Cerebrovascular Accident
  • Adverse Event
  • Malaise
  • Balance Disorder
  • Fall
  • Gait Disturbance
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Ambien treatment in female patients suffering from sleep disorder, resulting in Balance Disorder.
Memory Impairment, Balance Disorder, Disturbance In Attention, Dysgeusia, Somnolence

A female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: sleep disorder,premenstrual syndrome started Ambien treatment (dosage: 10 Mg Daily At Bed Time) on Jan 01, 2010. Soon after starting Ambien treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Memory Impairment
  • Balance Disorder
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Dysgeusia
  • Somnolence
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Paroxetine (30 Mg, 7 Days A Month)
  • Diazepam (Unk)
  • Paroxetine
  • Lyrica (75 Mg, Unk)
  • Diltiazem (120 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Lyrica (100 Mg, Unk)
  • Paroxetine
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Ambien side effects, such as Balance Disorder.
Balance Disorder, Somnambulism, Mental Impairment, Lacrimation Increased, Speech Disorder

A patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Ambien Cr on May 08, 2012. Patient felt the following Ambien side effects: balance disorder, somnambulism, mental impairment, lacrimation increased, speech disorder Additional patient health information: male , 33 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Ambien Cr dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Diphenhydramine Hcl
Ankle Fracture, Balance Disorder, Fall

This report suggests a potential Ambien Balance Disorder side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Ambien (dosage: NA) starting Jun 01, 2005. Soon after starting Ambien the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Balance Disorder
  • Fall
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Calcium
  • Multi-vitamins
  • Nortriptyline Hcl
  • Omeprazole
  • Vitamin D
  • Methylprednisolone Acetate
  • Ativan
  • Toprol-xl
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. Although Ambien demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Balance Disorder, may still occur.
Balance Disorder, Gait Disturbance, Nervous System Disorder, Sleep Terror, Abnormal Dreams, Insomnia, Abnormal Behaviour, Suicide Attempt

An adverse event was reported by a physician on Aug 31, 2011 by a Female taking Ambien (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 83 years of age, weighting 183.4 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Ambien side effects: balance disorder, gait disturbance, nervous system disorder, sleep terror, abnormal dreams, insomnia, abnormal behaviour, suicide attempt. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Plavix
  • Furosemide
Balance Disorder, Abnormal Dreams, Somnambulism, Road Traffic Accident, Dysgraphia, Sleep Terror, Abnormal Behaviour, Insomnia, Nervous System Disorder

This Balance Disorder problem was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES. A 83-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): sleep disorder.On NS a consumer started treatment with Ambien (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Ambien, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Balance Disorder
  • Abnormal Dreams
  • Somnambulism
  • Road Traffic Accident
  • Dysgraphia
  • Sleep Terror
  • Abnormal Behaviour
  • Insomnia
  • Nervous System Disorder
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Balance Disorder, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Balance Disorder, Dysarthria, Abnormal Behaviour

This is a Ambien side effect report of a 27-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: insomnia and was treated with Ambien (dosage: 1 Pill Bedtime Po) starting Mar 21, 2011. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Balance Disorder
  • Dysarthria
  • Abnormal Behaviour
This opens a possibility that Ambien could cause Balance Disorder and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Balance Disorder, Hypoaesthesia, Faecal Incontinence, Tremor, Hypoaesthesia Facial, Nausea, Blood Bilirubin Increased, Hallucination, Visual, Dyspnoea

This Balance Disorder side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Jan 19, 2011. A female patient from UNITED STATES , weighting 135.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Ambien. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Ambien side effects: balance disorder, hypoaesthesia, faecal incontinence, tremor, hypoaesthesia facial, nausea, blood bilirubin increased, hallucination, visual, dyspnoea. Ambien dosage: 12.5 Mg -1 Tablet- Almost Every Night Po. The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Ambien.
Abnormal Behaviour, Aggression, Agitation, Amnesia, Anxiety, Apathy, Ataxia, Balance Disorder, Cerebral Atrophy

This Balance Disorder side effect was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES. A patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: insomnia. The patient was prescribed Ambien (dosage: One Every 4 Hours Prn Inj), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Ambien the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Abnormal Behaviour
  • Aggression
  • Agitation
  • Amnesia
  • Anxiety
  • Apathy
  • Ataxia
  • Balance Disorder
  • Cerebral Atrophy
These side effects may potentially be related to Ambien.
Abnormal Behaviour, Acute Respiratory Failure, Amnesia, Anaemia, Anaphylactic Shock, Asthenia, Back Pain, Balance Disorder, Blood Creatinine Increased

This Balance Disorder Ambien side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES on Dec 08, 2010. A male , 49 years of age, weighting 275.1 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Ambien. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Abnormal Behaviour
  • Acute Respiratory Failure
  • Amnesia
  • Anaemia
  • Anaphylactic Shock
  • Asthenia
  • Back Pain
  • Balance Disorder
  • Blood Creatinine Increased
. Ambien dosage: Unit Dose: 10 Mg. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Lasix (Unit Dose: 80 Mg)
  • Pioglitazone Hydrochloride (Unit Dose: 30 Mg)
  • Tricor (Unit Dose: 145 Mg)
  • Coreg (Unit Dose: 25 Mg)
  • Zetia (Unit Dose: 10 Mg)
  • Lantus (Dose Text: 35 U/am + 40u/pm Dose:30 Unit(s))
  • Cardizem (Unit Dose: 360 Mg)
  • Biaxin (Unit Dose: 500 Mg)
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled.
Abnormal Dreams, Amnesia, Balance Disorder, Screaming

This is a Ambien Cr side effect report of a 79-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Ambien Cr (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Balance Disorder side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Abnormal Dreams
  • Amnesia
  • Balance Disorder
  • Screaming
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 Balance Disorder.
Abasia, Altered State Of Consciousness, Anger, Asthenia, Ataxia, Balance Disorder, Confusional State, Convulsion, Depressed Level Of Consciousness

A 75-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: insomnia started Ambien treatment (dosage: NA) on Jan 01, 2010. Soon after starting Ambien treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Abasia
  • Altered State Of Consciousness
  • Anger
  • Asthenia
  • Ataxia
  • Balance Disorder
  • Confusional State
  • Convulsion
  • Depressed Level Of Consciousness
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Aspirin
  • Aspirin
  • Multivitamin (1 Per Day)
  • Docusate Sodium
  • Calcium/vitamin D
  • Multi-vitamins (1 Per Day)
  • Alendronate Sodium
  • Klor-con
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Ambien side effects, such as Balance Disorder.
Abnormal Behaviour, Acute Respiratory Failure, Amnesia, Anaemia, Anaphylactic Shock, Asthenia, Back Pain, Balance Disorder, Blood Creatinine Increased

A patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Ambien on May 19, 2010. After Ambien was administered, patient encountered several Ambien side effects: abnormal behaviour, acute respiratory failure, amnesia, anaemia, anaphylactic shock, asthenia, back pain, balance disorder, blood creatinine increased Additional patient health information: male , 49 years of age, weighting 275.1 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Ambien dosage: Unit Dose: 10 Mg. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lasix (Unit Dose: 80 Mg)
  • Pioglitazone Hydrochloride (Unit Dose: 30 Mg)
  • Tricor (Unit Dose: 145 Mg)
  • Coreg (Unit Dose: 25 Mg)
  • Zetia (Unit Dose: 10 Mg)
  • Lantus (Dose Text: 35 U/am + 40u/pm Dose:30 Unit(s))
  • Cardizem (Unit Dose: 360 Mg)
  • Biaxin (Unit Dose: 500 Mg)
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled.
Abasia, Anger, Asthenia, Balance Disorder, Confusional State, Convulsion, Depressed Level Of Consciousness, Disorientation

This report suggests a potential Ambien Balance Disorder side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 75-year-old patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Ambien (dosage: NA) starting Dec 08, 2009. Soon after starting Ambien the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Abasia
  • Anger
  • Asthenia
  • Balance Disorder
  • Confusional State
  • Convulsion
  • Depressed Level Of Consciousness
  • Disorientation
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Aspirin
  • Multivitamin (1 Per Day)
  • Docusate Sodium
  • Calcium/vitamin D
  • Multi-vitamins (1 Per Day)
  • Alendronate
  • Klor-con
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
The patient was hospitalized. Although Ambien demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Balance Disorder, may still occur.
Abnormal Behaviour, Acute Respiratory Failure, Amnesia, Anaemia, Anaphylactic Shock, Asthenia, Back Pain, Balance Disorder, Blood Creatinine Increased

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Apr 28, 2010 by a male taking Ambien (dosage: Unit Dose: 10 Mg) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 49 years of age, weighting 275.1 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Ambien side effects: abnormal behaviour, acute respiratory failure, amnesia, anaemia, anaphylactic shock, asthenia, back pain, balance disorder, blood creatinine increased. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Lasix (Unit Dose: 80 Mg)
  • Pioglitazone Hydrochloride (Unit Dose: 30 Mg)
  • Tricor (Unit Dose: 145 Mg)
  • Coreg (Unit Dose: 25 Mg)
  • Zetia (Unit Dose: 10 Mg)
  • Lantus (Dose Text: 35 U/am + 40u/pm Dose:30 Unit(s))
  • Cardizem (Unit Dose: 360 Mg)
  • Biaxin (Unit Dose: 500 Mg)
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled.
Abasia, Anger, Asthenia, Balance Disorder, Confusional State, Convulsion, Disorientation, Dysstasia

This Balance Disorder problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 76-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Dec 01, 2009 a consumer started treatment with Ambien (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Ambien, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Abasia
  • Anger
  • Asthenia
  • Balance Disorder
  • Confusional State
  • Convulsion
  • Disorientation
  • Dysstasia
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Balance Disorder, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Amnesia, Balance Disorder, Eyeball Rupture, Fall, Radius Fracture, Somnambulism

This is a Ambien side effect report of a female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: insomnia and was treated with Ambien (dosage: NA) starting Sep 01, 2006. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lisinopril
  • Vytorin (10/20 Mg)
  • Fluoxetine
  • Vigamox
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Nifedipine
  • Aspirin
  • Aspirin
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Amnesia
  • Balance Disorder
  • Eyeball Rupture
  • Fall
  • Radius Fracture
  • Somnambulism
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. This opens a possibility that Ambien could cause Balance Disorder and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Amnesia, Balance Disorder, Dysarthria, Impaired Driving Ability, Lacrimation Increased, Major Depression, Memory Impairment, Ocular Hyperaemia, Road Traffic Accident

This Balance Disorder side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES on Aug 12, 2009. A patient from UNITED STATES , weighting 145.1 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Ambien. Patient felt the following Ambien side effects: amnesia, balance disorder, dysarthria, impaired driving ability, lacrimation increased, major depression, memory impairment, ocular hyperaemia, road traffic accident. Ambien dosage: One Or Two 5 Mg Tablets/10 Mg Tablets.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Flonase (2 Sprays To Each Nostril Daily)
  • Benadryl (50 Mg H.s. Prn For Insomnia)
  • Sustiva
  • Videx Ec
  • Retrovir
  • Hydrocodone Bitartrate + Acetaminophen (5/500)
  • Norvir
  • Alcohol (12 Ounces)
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. These side effects may potentially be related to Ambien.
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Ambien Balance Disorder Causes and Reviews


Have you ever felt dizzy, lightheaded, or as if the room is spinning around you? If the feeling happens often, it could be a sign of a balance problem. Balance problems can make you feel unsteady. You may also have blurred vision, confusion, and disorientation. They are one cause of falls and fall-related injuries, such as a hip fracture.

Some balance problems are due to problems in the inner ear. Others may involve another part of the body, such as the brain or the heart. Aging, infections, head injury, certain medicines, or problems with blood circulation may also cause balance problems.

It is important to see your doctor about balance problems. They can be a sign of other health problems, such as an ear infection or a stroke. Your doctor may send you to a specialist for a diagnosis. You may need a hearing test, blood tests, or imaging studies of your head and brain. Other possible tests look at your eye movements, and how your body responds to movement.

In some cases, treating the illness that is causing the disorder will help with the balance problem. Exercises, a change in diet, and some medicines also can help.

NIH: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders


Ambien Balance Disorder Reviews

Mon, 29 Aug 2011

Have you tried Agrisept-L?

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.

Thu, 06 Nov 2008
I would like to know if taking Ambien cr6,25 can make my tinnitus worse
Wed, 17 Feb 2010
I have taken 5mg of Ambien for years on and off. it really has helped me. Keep the dose low.
Mon, 13 Dec 2010
I am a 49 year old female who was presecribed Ambien 10mg for insomnia. I took the medication for two years. I developed parathesias throughout my body, mostly in my face; extreme muscle pain to the point of rigidity. My symptoms got so bad that I could not work. I ended up at Mayo Clinic trying to find out what was happening to me. Prior to going, I weaned off the Ambien and my symptoms lessened significantly. Mayo could not find any neurological or rheumatological causes for my symtoms. I beleive it was the Ambien causing all the problems. I've been off AMbien two weeks now and have little parathesias and little stiffness and pain. I can function!
Sat, 12 Mar 2011
My son took Ambien and committed suicide because of voices and no sleep.he blew his brains out with 500 win mag. left a 9 yr old son. divorced, no mother.
Mon, 30 May 2011
The same exact thing happened to my wife and our baby. A midwife prescribed Ambien and shortly after our baby was born stillborn. I know that Ambien is to blame!
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