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Ambien Impaired Driving Ability Side Effects

Ambien Impaired Driving Ability Side Effect Reports


The following Ambien Impaired Driving Ability side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Impaired Driving Ability, 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.



Legal Problem, Impaired Driving Ability

This Impaired Driving Ability side effect was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 53-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: sleep disorder. The patient was prescribed Ambien Cr (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Ambien Cr the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Legal Problem
  • Impaired Driving Ability
These side effects may potentially be related to Ambien Cr.
Road Traffic Accident, Impaired Driving Ability

This Impaired Driving Ability Ambien side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Aug 14, 2013. A male , 41 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Ambien. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Road Traffic Accident
  • Impaired Driving Ability
. Ambien dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Depakote
The patient was hospitalized.
Impaired Driving Ability, Unevaluable Event, Balance Disorder, Fall

This is a Ambien side effect report of a 23-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Ambien (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Impaired Driving Ability side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Impaired Driving Ability
  • Unevaluable Event
  • Balance Disorder
  • Fall
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 Impaired Driving Ability.

Somnambulism, Impaired Driving Ability

A 52-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: sleep disorder started Ambien treatment (dosage: Product Start Date:1999 Or 2000) on NS. Soon after starting Ambien treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Somnambulism
  • Impaired Driving Ability
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Ambien side effects, such as Impaired Driving Ability.
Impaired Driving Ability, Road Traffic Accident

A female patient from US was prescribed and started Ambien on Jul 30, 2013. Patient felt the following Ambien side effects: impaired driving ability, road traffic accident Additional patient health information: Female , 42 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Ambien dosage: Product Started From A Couple Of Year. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Impaired Driving Ability, Insomnia, Fatigue, Off Label Use, Somnambulism, Dependence

This report suggests a potential Ambien Cr Impaired Driving Ability side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 52-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): insomnia,depression,injury and used Ambien Cr (dosage: NA) starting 2002. Soon after starting Ambien Cr the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Impaired Driving Ability
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Off Label Use
  • Somnambulism
  • Dependence
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Ambien Cr demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Impaired Driving Ability, may still occur.
Impaired Driving Ability, Somnambulism, Lethargy, Amnesia, Hypertension, Palpitations, Crying, Emotional Disorder, Blood Pressure Decreased

An adverse event was reported by a physician on Jul 30, 2013 by a Female taking Ambien (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 54 years of age, weighting 155.4 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Ambien side effects: impaired driving ability, somnambulism, lethargy, amnesia, hypertension, palpitations, crying, emotional disorder, blood pressure decreased. Additional medications/treatments: The patient was hospitalized.
Road Traffic Accident, Impaired Driving Ability, Amnesia

This Impaired Driving Ability problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.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:
  • Road Traffic Accident
  • Impaired Driving Ability
  • Amnesia
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Impaired Driving Ability, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Somnambulism, Impaired Driving Ability, Road Traffic Accident, Insomnia, Disorientation, Headache, Abdominal Discomfort, Nightmare

This is a Ambien side effect report of a 57-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Ambien (dosage: NA) starting 2006. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Losartan
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Somnambulism
  • Impaired Driving Ability
  • Road Traffic Accident
  • Insomnia
  • Disorientation
  • Headache
  • Abdominal Discomfort
  • Nightmare
This opens a possibility that Ambien could cause Impaired Driving Ability and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Homicide, Road Traffic Accident, Impaired Driving Ability, Overdose

This Impaired Driving Ability side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Mar 18, 2013. A patient from US , 52 years of age, weighting 198.4 lb, was treated with Ambien. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Ambien side effects: homicide, road traffic accident, impaired driving ability, overdose. Ambien dosage: NA. These side effects may potentially be related to Ambien.
Impaired Driving Ability

This Impaired Driving Ability side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 52-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: insomnia. The patient was prescribed Ambien (dosage: 12:30 Am- 1:00 Am), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Ambien the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Impaired Driving Ability
These side effects may potentially be related to Ambien.
Road Traffic Accident, Impaired Driving Ability

This Impaired Driving Ability Ambien Cr side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Nov 25, 2012. A male , 49 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Ambien Cr. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Road Traffic Accident
  • Impaired Driving Ability
. Ambien Cr dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Somnambulism, Road Traffic Accident, Tooth Disorder, Visual Impairment, Impaired Driving Ability

This is a Ambien Cr side effect report of a 57-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: sleep disorder,chronic pain, who was treated with Ambien Cr (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Impaired Driving Ability side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Somnambulism
  • Road Traffic Accident
  • Tooth Disorder
  • Visual Impairment
  • Impaired Driving Ability
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 sleep disorder,chronic pain, resulting in Impaired Driving Ability.
Somnambulism, Road Traffic Accident, Impaired Driving Ability, Amnesia, Speech Disorder, Dizziness, Disorientation, Coordination Abnormal

A 54-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: sleep disorder,thyroid disorder started Ambien treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Ambien treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Somnambulism
  • Road Traffic Accident
  • Impaired Driving Ability
  • Amnesia
  • Speech Disorder
  • Dizziness
  • Disorientation
  • Coordination Abnormal
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Synthroid (Every Morning At 7:30)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Ambien side effects, such as Impaired Driving Ability.
Dizziness, Vision Blurred, Impaired Driving Ability, Feeling Abnormal

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Ambien on Jun 25, 2012. After Ambien was administered, patient encountered several Ambien side effects: dizziness, vision blurred, impaired driving ability, feeling abnormal Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 120.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Ambien dosage: Unk. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lyrica (25 Mg, 4x/day)
  • Vicodin (Unk)
  • Lyrica (25mg In The Morning And 75 Mg In The Afternoon)
Impaired Driving Ability, Pneumonia, Road Traffic Accident, Pyrexia, Memory Impairment, Blood Sodium Increased

This report suggests a potential Ambien Impaired Driving Ability side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 63-year-old patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Ambien (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Ambien the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Impaired Driving Ability
  • Pneumonia
  • Road Traffic Accident
  • Pyrexia
  • Memory Impairment
  • Blood Sodium Increased
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Ambien demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Impaired Driving Ability, may still occur.
Impaired Driving Ability, Road Traffic Accident

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Jan 04, 2012 by a Female taking Ambien (dosage: 10 Mg) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 48 years of age, weighting 118.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Ambien side effects: impaired driving ability, road traffic accident. Additional medications/treatments:
Amnesia, Impaired Driving Ability

This Impaired Driving Ability problem was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES. A 53-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): insomnia.On Nov 01, 2009 a consumer started treatment with Ambien Cr (dosage: Po Qhs Prn). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Ambien Cr, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Amnesia
  • Impaired Driving Ability
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Impaired Driving Ability, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Flat Affect, Impaired Driving Ability, Asthenia, Incontinence, Diplopia, Syncope

This is a Ambien side effect report of a 69-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: depression,rheumatoid arthritis and was treated with Ambien (dosage: 2 Pills Daily Po) starting Dec 20, 2010. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Zoloft (1 Or 2 Pills H.s. Po Never Used)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Flat Affect
  • Impaired Driving Ability
  • Asthenia
  • Incontinence
  • Diplopia
  • Syncope
This opens a possibility that Ambien could cause Impaired Driving Ability and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Concussion, Contusion, Fatigue, Haematoma, Impaired Driving Ability, Incorrect Dose Administered, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain

This Impaired Driving Ability side effect was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES on Nov 30, 2010. A patient from UNITED STATES , 66 years of age, weighting 162.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Ambien Cr. Patient felt the following Ambien side effects: concussion, contusion, fatigue, haematoma, impaired driving ability, incorrect dose administered, musculoskeletal pain, neck pain. Ambien Cr dosage: NA. These side effects may potentially be related to Ambien Cr.
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Ambien Impaired Driving Ability Causes and Reviews


What is sleep?

While you are sleeping, you are unconscious, but your brain and body functions are still active. Sleep is a complex biological process that helps you process new information, stay healthy, and feel rested.

During sleep, your brain cycles through five stages: stage 1, 2, 3, 4, and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. Different things happen during each stage. For example, you have a different pattern of brain waves during each one. Your breathing, heart, and temperature may be slower or faster in some stages. Certain phases of sleep help you

  • Feel rested and energetic the next day
  • Learn information, get insight, and form memories
  • Give your heart and vascular system a rest
  • Release more growth hormone, which helps children grow. It also boosts muscle mass and the repair of cells and tissues in children and adults.
  • Release sex hormones, which contributes to puberty and fertility
  • Keep from getting sick or help you get better when you are sick, by creating more cytokines (hormones that help the immune system fight various infections)

You need all of the stages to get a healthy sleep.

How much sleep do I need?

The amount of sleep you need depends on several factors, including your age, lifestyle, health, and whether you have been getting enough sleep recently. The general recommendations for sleep are

  • Newborns: 16-18 hours a day
  • Preschool-aged children: 11-12 hours a day
  • School-aged children: At least 10 hours a day
  • Teens: 9-10 hours a day
  • Adults (including the elderly): 7-8 hours a day

During puberty, teenagers' biological clocks shift, and they are more likely to go to bed later than younger children and adults, and they tend to want to sleep later in the morning. This delayed sleep-wake rhythm conflicts with the early-morning start times of many high schools and helps explain why most teenagers do not get enough sleep.

Some people think that adults need less sleep as they age. But there is no evidence to show that seniors can get by with less sleep than people who are younger. As people age, however, they often get less sleep or they tend to spend less time in the deep, restful stage of sleep. Older people are also more easily awakened.

And it's not just the number of hours of sleep you get that matters. The quality of the sleep you get is also important. People whose sleep is frequently interrupted or cut short might not get enough of certain stages of sleep.

If you are wondering whether you are getting enough sleep, including quality sleep, ask yourself

  • Do you have trouble getting up in the morning?
  • Do you have trouble focusing during the day?
  • Do you doze off during the day?

If you answered yes to these three questions, you should work on improving your sleep.

What are the health effects of not getting enough sleep?

Sleep is important for overall health. When you don't get enough sleep (sleep deprivation), it does more than just make you feel tired. It can affect your performance, including your ability to think clearly, react quickly, and form memories. This may cause you to make bad decisions and take more risks. People with sleep deprivation are more likely to get into accidents.

Sleep deprivation can also affect your mood, leading to

  • Irritability
  • Problems with relationships, especially for children and teenagers
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

It can also affect your physical health. Research shows that not getting enough sleep, or getting poor-quality sleep, increases your risk of

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Kidney disease
  • Obesity
  • Type 2 diabetes

Not getting enough sleep can also mean that you don't get enough of the hormones that help children grow and help adults and children build muscle mass, fight infections, and repair cells.

Sleep deprivation magnifies the effect of alcohol. A tired person who drinks too much alcohol will be more impaired than a well-rested person.

How can I get better sleep?

You can take steps to improve your sleep habits. First, make sure that you allow yourself enough time to sleep. With enough sleep each night, you may find that you're happier and more productive during the day.

To improve your sleep habits, it also may help to

  • Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day
  • Avoid caffeine, especially in the afternoon and evening
  • Avoid nicotine
  • Exercise regularly, but don't exercise too late in the day
  • Avoid alcoholic drinks before bed
  • Avoid large meals and beverages late at night
  • Don't take a nap after 3 p.m.
  • Relax before bed, for example by taking a bath, reading or listening to relaxing music
  • Keep the temperature in your bedroom cool
  • Get rid of distractions such as noises, bright lights, and a TV or computer in the bedroom. Also, don't be tempted to go on your phone or tablet just before bed.
  • Get enough sunlight exposure during the day
  • Don't lie in bed awake; if you can't sleep for 20 minutes, get up and do something relaxing
  • See a doctor if you have continued trouble sleeping. You may have a sleep disorder, such as insomnia or sleep apnea. In some cases, your doctor may suggest trying over-the-counter or prescription sleep aid. In other cases, your doctor may want you to do a sleep study, to help diagnose the problem.

If you are a shift worker, it can be even harder to get a good sleep. You may also want to

  • Take naps and increase the amount of time available for sleep
  • Keep the lights bright at work
  • Limit shift changes so your body clock can adjust
  • Limit caffeine use to the first part of your shift
  • Remove sound and light distractions in your bedroom during daytime sleep (for example, use light-blocking curtains)

Ambien Impaired Driving Ability 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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