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Ambien Insomnia Side Effects

Ambien Insomnia Side Effect Reports


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

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



Product Substitution Issue, Insomnia

This Insomnia side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 53-year-old 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:
  • Product Substitution Issue
  • Insomnia
These side effects may potentially be related to Ambien.
Bladder Spasm, Gastrointestinal Disorder, Malaise, Insomnia, Parosmia, Dizziness, Bladder Discomfort, Bladder Pain

This Insomnia Ambien side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Sep 23, 2013. A Female , 71 years of age, weighting 120.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Ambien. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Bladder Spasm
  • Gastrointestinal Disorder
  • Malaise
  • Insomnia
  • Parosmia
  • Dizziness
  • Bladder Discomfort
  • Bladder Pain
. Ambien dosage: 1 Tablet. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Insomnia, Nausea, Dizziness, Vision Blurred

This is a Ambien side effect report of a 61-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Ambien (dosage:1 Pill At Bedtime Taken By Mouth, start time: Jun 01, 2013), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Insomnia side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Vision Blurred
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 Insomnia.

Nightmare, Insomnia

A 81-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: sleep disorder,cardiac disorder,fluid retention,muscle spasms started Ambien treatment (dosage: 9 Pm To 11 Pm) on 200810. Soon after starting Ambien treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Nightmare
  • Insomnia
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Atenolol
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Methocarbamol
  • Rosuvastatin
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Ambien side effects, such as Insomnia.
Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder, Insomnia, Intentional Overdose

A patient from US was prescribed and started Ambien Cr on Jul 30, 2013. Patient felt the following Ambien side effects: circadian rhythm sleep disorder, insomnia, intentional overdose Additional patient health information: male , 37 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Ambien Cr dosage: 12.5 Mg, 25mg, 37.5mg. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Insomnia, Product Substitution Issue

This report suggests a potential Ambien Cr Insomnia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 70-year-old patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): sleep disorder and used Ambien Cr (dosage: Frquency- Pm, Expiration Date 07/2015, Taken From- Year Ago) starting NS. Soon after starting Ambien Cr the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Insomnia
  • Product Substitution Issue
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Lunesta
Although Ambien Cr demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Insomnia, may still occur.
Anxiety, Personality Change, Irritability, Hallucination, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Insomnia, Nervous System Disorder, Aggression

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Jul 30, 2013 by a Female taking Ambien Cr (dosage: NA) . Location: US , 40 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Ambien side effects: anxiety, personality change, irritability, hallucination, chronic fatigue syndrome, insomnia, nervous system disorder, aggression. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Zolpidem Tartrate
Restless Legs Syndrome, Insomnia, Muscle Spasms

This Insomnia problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 82-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): sleep disorder.On 2011 a consumer started treatment with Ambien Cr (dosage: Takes Half A Tablet Rarely, But Averages About One Or Two Tablets A Week). 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:
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle Spasms
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Insomnia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Impaired Driving Ability, Insomnia, Fatigue, Off Label Use, Somnambulism, Dependence

This is a Ambien Cr side effect report of a 52-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: insomnia,depression,injury and was treated with Ambien Cr (dosage: NA) starting 2002. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Impaired Driving Ability
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Off Label Use
  • Somnambulism
  • Dependence
This opens a possibility that Ambien Cr could cause Insomnia and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Hallucination, Insomnia

This Insomnia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Jul 30, 2013. A female patient from US , 75 years of age, was treated with Ambien. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Ambien side effects: hallucination, insomnia. Ambien dosage: NA.
Associated medications used:
  • Alcaftadine
  • Guaifenesin Dm
  • Hydroxyzine
These side effects may potentially be related to Ambien.
Neuromyelitis Optica, Insomnia

This Insomnia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 22-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: insomnia. The patient was prescribed Ambien Cr (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Zolpidem Tartrate Extended Release - Winthrop
When starting to take Ambien Cr the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Neuromyelitis Optica
  • Insomnia
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Ambien Cr.
Somnambulism, Impaired Driving Ability, Road Traffic Accident, Insomnia, Disorientation, Headache, Abdominal Discomfort, Nightmare

This Insomnia Ambien side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Mar 26, 2013. A male , 57 years of age, weighting 174.2 lb, was treated with Ambien. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Somnambulism
  • Impaired Driving Ability
  • Road Traffic Accident
  • Insomnia
  • Disorientation
  • Headache
  • Abdominal Discomfort
  • Nightmare
. Ambien dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Losartan
Cerebrovascular Accident, Staphylococcal Infection, Dementia, Insomnia, Confusional State

This is a Ambien side effect report of a 76-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: sleep disorder,cardiac disorder nos, who was treated with Ambien (dosage:NA, start time: 2007), combined with:
  • Metoprolol
  • Famotidine
  • Zocor
, and developed a serious reaction and a Insomnia side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Cerebrovascular Accident
  • Staphylococcal Infection
  • Dementia
  • Insomnia
  • Confusional State
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,cardiac disorder nos, resulting in Insomnia.
Insomnia, Haemorrhoids, Anorectal Discomfort, Proctalgia, Diarrhoea

A patient (weight: NA) from with the following symptoms: insomnia,hepatitis c started Ambien treatment (dosage: NA) on Feb 12, 2012. Soon after starting Ambien treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Insomnia
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Anorectal Discomfort
  • Proctalgia
  • Diarrhoea
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Pegasys
  • Restoril
  • Incivek
  • Ribavirin
  • Lisinopril
  • Xanax
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Ambien side effects, such as Insomnia.
Completed Suicide, Gun Shot Wound, Overdose, Depression, Agitation, Anxiety, Insomnia, Stress

A patient from US was prescribed and started Ambien Cr on May 14, 2013. After Ambien was administered, patient encountered several Ambien side effects: completed suicide, gun shot wound, overdose, depression, agitation, anxiety, insomnia, stress Additional patient health information: male , 56 years of age, weighting 167.6 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Ambien Cr dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Asphyxia, Insomnia, Completed Suicide

This report suggests a potential Ambien Insomnia 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 NS. Soon after starting Ambien the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Asphyxia
  • Insomnia
  • Completed Suicide
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Ambien demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Insomnia, may still occur.
Insomnia, Malaise, Cataract, Lethargy, Mental Disorder, Performance Status Decreased

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on May 21, 2012 by a male taking Ambien (dosage: NA) . Location: UNITED STATES , 50 years of age, weighting 185.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Ambien side effects: insomnia, malaise, cataract, lethargy, mental disorder, performance status decreased. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Prilosec
  • Nexium
  • Seroquel
  • Seroquel
  • Seroquel
  • Seroquel
  • Seroquel
  • Remeron
The patient was hospitalized.
Insomnia, Convulsion, Incorrect Dose Administered, Breast Mass, Fatigue

This Insomnia problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 40-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): insomnia,pain.On May 01, 2012 a consumer started treatment with Ambien (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Ms Contin
  • Ambien Cr
When commencing Ambien, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Insomnia
  • Convulsion
  • Incorrect Dose Administered
  • Breast Mass
  • Fatigue
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 Insomnia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Abdominal Discomfort, Dyspepsia, Dizziness, Headache, Withdrawal Syndrome, Insomnia, Aphagia, Sinusitis, Feeling Abnormal

This is a Ambien side effect report of a 76-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Ambien (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Simvastatin
  • Dabigatran Etexilate
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Abdominal Discomfort
  • Dyspepsia
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Withdrawal Syndrome
  • Insomnia
  • Aphagia
  • Sinusitis
  • Feeling Abnormal
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Ambien could cause Insomnia and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Insomnia, Flatulence, Nausea, Vision Blurred, Cataract Nuclear, Fatigue, Dizziness, Photophobia

This Insomnia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on May 08, 2012. A female patient from UNITED STATES , weighting 130.0 lb, was treated with Ambien Cr. Patient felt the following Ambien side effects: insomnia, flatulence, nausea, vision blurred, cataract nuclear, fatigue, dizziness, photophobia. Ambien Cr dosage: 12.5 Mg, Qhs.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Namenda (5 Mg, Bid)
  • Keppra (250 Mg, Qd)
  • Limbitrol (5/12.5 Mg 2 At Night)
  • Nucynta (1 Df, Q12h)
  • Cymbalta (30 Mg, Qd)
  • Gilenya (0.5 Mg, Qd)
These side effects may potentially be related to Ambien Cr.
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Ambien Insomnia Causes and Reviews


Insomnia is a common sleep disorder. If you have it, you may have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. As a result, you may get too little sleep or have poor-quality sleep. You may not feel refreshed when you wake up.

Symptoms of Insomnia include:

  • Lying awake for a long time before you fall asleep
  • Sleeping for only short periods
  • Being awake for much of the night
  • Feeling as if you haven't slept at all
  • Waking up too early

Your doctor will diagnose Insomnia based on your medical and sleep histories and a physical exam. He or she also may recommend a sleep study. A sleep study measures how well you sleep and how your body responds to sleep problems. Treatments include good sleep habits, counseling, and medicines.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


Ambien Insomnia 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.

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!
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