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Ambien Nightmare Side Effects

Ambien Nightmare Side Effect Reports


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

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



Nightmare, Insomnia

This Nightmare side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 81-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: sleep disorder,cardiac disorder,fluid retention,muscle spasms. The patient was prescribed Ambien (dosage: 9 Pm To 11 Pm), which was started on 200810. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Atenolol
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Methocarbamol
  • Rosuvastatin
When starting to take Ambien the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Nightmare
  • Insomnia
These side effects may potentially be related to Ambien.
Nightmare, Abnormal Dreams, Somnambulism, Diarrhoea

This Nightmare Ambien Cr side effect was reported by a pharmacist from US on Jul 30, 2013. A male , 59 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Ambien Cr. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Nightmare
  • Abnormal Dreams
  • Somnambulism
  • Diarrhoea
. Ambien Cr dosage: Frequency- Q Hs. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Nightmare, Aggression, Dependence

This is a Ambien side effect report of a female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Ambien (dosage:10 Mg Nightly, start time: Nov 02, 2002), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Nightmare side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Nightmare
  • Aggression
  • Dependence
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 Nightmare.

Somnambulism, Impaired Driving Ability, Road Traffic Accident, Insomnia, Disorientation, Headache, Abdominal Discomfort, Nightmare

A 57-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: NA started Ambien treatment (dosage: NA) on 2006. Soon after starting Ambien treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Somnambulism
  • Impaired Driving Ability
  • Road Traffic Accident
  • Insomnia
  • Disorientation
  • Headache
  • Abdominal Discomfort
  • Nightmare
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Losartan
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Ambien side effects, such as Nightmare.
Nightmare, Palpitations, Fear

A female patient from US was prescribed and started Ambien on Aug 31, 2012. Patient felt the following Ambien side effects: nightmare, palpitations, fear Additional patient health information: Female , 60 years of age, weighting 180.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Ambien dosage: 10 Mg 1 At Night. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Nightmare, Toxicity To Various Agents

This report suggests a potential Ambien Nightmare side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 43-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Ambien (dosage: NA) starting Oct 01, 2008. Soon after starting Ambien the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Nightmare
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Dilantin
  • Darvocet
  • Xanax
  • Fentanyl-100 (Change Q72hr)
  • Lortab
Although Ambien demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Nightmare, may still occur.
Amnesia, Rash, Mood Swings, Divorced, Vision Blurred, Irritability, Nightmare, Heart Rate Irregular, Abnormal Behaviour

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on May 16, 2012 by a male taking Ambien Cr (dosage: 1 Pill 10 Mg Every Nite For 7 Yrs) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 170.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Ambien side effects: amnesia, rash, mood swings, divorced, vision blurred, irritability, nightmare, heart rate irregular, abnormal behaviour. Additional medications/treatments:
Nightmare, Depression

This Nightmare problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 77-year-old female 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:
  • Exelon (1 Df, Qd, Transdermal)
  • Namenda (memantine Hydrochlroide)
  • Paxil
  • Valium
When commencing Ambien, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Nightmare
  • Depression
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Nightmare, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Altered State Of Consciousness, Loss Of Consciousness, Amnesia, Malaise, Nightmare, Unevaluable Event

This is a Ambien side effect report of a 41-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: sleep disorder and was treated with Ambien (dosage: NA) starting Jan 01, 1998. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Risperdal
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Altered State Of Consciousness
  • Loss Of Consciousness
  • Amnesia
  • Malaise
  • Nightmare
  • Unevaluable Event
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Ambien could cause Nightmare and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Altered State Of Consciousness, Nightmare, Loss Of Consciousness, Malaise, Amnesia

This Nightmare side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Apr 02, 2012. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 41 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Ambien. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Ambien side effects: altered state of consciousness, nightmare, loss of consciousness, malaise, amnesia. Ambien dosage: NA.
Associated medications used:
  • Risperdal
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Ambien.
Condition Aggravated, Nightmare, Abnormal Dreams

This Nightmare side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES. A 24-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Ambien (dosage: NA), which was started on Dec 28, 2010. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Docusate
  • Naproxen
  • Amnesteem
  • Prednisone Tab
  • Acetaminophen And Hydrocodone Bitartrate (325mg/5mg)
  • Mobic
When starting to take Ambien the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Condition Aggravated
  • Nightmare
  • Abnormal Dreams
These side effects may potentially be related to Ambien.
Withdrawal Syndrome, Depression, Nausea, Headache, Anxiety, Pain, Hot Flush, Nightmare, Irritability

This Nightmare Ambien side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Feb 20, 2012. A Female , weighting 170.0 lb, was treated with Ambien. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Withdrawal Syndrome
  • Depression
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Anxiety
  • Pain
  • Hot Flush
  • Nightmare
  • Irritability
. Ambien dosage: Unk. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Pristiq (100 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Klonopin (Unk)
Nightmare, Self Injurious Behaviour, Head Injury, Middle Insomnia, Joint Sprain, Stress At Work, Loss Of Employment, Somnambulism, Fall

This is a Ambien side effect report of a 55-year-old 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: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Nightmare side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Nightmare
  • Self Injurious Behaviour
  • Head Injury
  • Middle Insomnia
  • Joint Sprain
  • Stress At Work
  • Loss Of Employment
  • Somnambulism
  • Fall
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Ambien treatment in patients suffering from NA, resulting in Nightmare.
Nightmare, Weight Decreased, Headache, Night Sweats, Diarrhoea

A 68-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: NA started Ambien treatment (dosage: NA) on Feb 20, 2011. Soon after starting Ambien treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Nightmare
  • Weight Decreased
  • Headache
  • Night Sweats
  • Diarrhoea
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Gabapentin (gabapentin) (gabapentin)
  • Savella (See Image)
  • Savella (See Image)
  • Savella (See Image)
  • Savella (See Image)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Ambien side effects, such as Nightmare.
Abnormal Behaviour, Feeling Abnormal, Impaired Work Ability, Nightmare, Psychomotor Hyperactivity, Restlessness, Sleep Disorder

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Ambien on Apr 14, 2010. After Ambien was administered, patient encountered several Ambien side effects: abnormal behaviour, feeling abnormal, impaired work ability, nightmare, psychomotor hyperactivity, restlessness, sleep disorder Additional patient health information: Female , 62 years of age, weighting 132.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Ambien dosage: 1 Pill 1/night For 2 Wks Po. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Abnormal Sleep-related Event, Amnesia, Fall, Intervertebral Disc Protrusion, Nightmare, Sleep-related Eating Disorder, Somnambulism

This report suggests a potential Ambien Cr Nightmare side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 58-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): post concussion syndrome,sleep disorder and used Ambien Cr (dosage: 12.5 Mg Hs - Oral) starting Jan 01, 2007. Soon after starting Ambien Cr the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Abnormal Sleep-related Event
  • Amnesia
  • Fall
  • Intervertebral Disc Protrusion
  • Nightmare
  • Sleep-related Eating Disorder
  • Somnambulism
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Ambien Cr demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Nightmare, may still occur.
Anxiety, Insomnia, Nightmare, Somnolence

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Aug 14, 2009 by a male taking Ambien (dosage: 5 Mgm Occasionally Po) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 155.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Ambien side effects: anxiety, insomnia, nightmare, somnolence. Additional medications/treatments:
Insomnia, Nightmare

This Nightmare problem was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): insomnia.On Jun 02, 2009 a consumer started treatment with Ambien (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Zolpidem
When commencing Ambien, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Insomnia
  • Nightmare
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Nightmare, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Nightmare

This is a Ambien Cr side effect report of a patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: insomnia and was treated with Ambien Cr (dosage: 1 Tab Once Prn Qd Po) starting Apr 14, 2009. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Nightmare
This opens a possibility that Ambien Cr could cause Nightmare and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Abnormal Sleep-related Event, Nightmare

This Nightmare side effect was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES on Apr 21, 2009. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 77 years of age, weighting 103.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Ambien Cr. Patient felt the following Ambien side effects: abnormal sleep-related event, nightmare. Ambien Cr dosage: 12.5 Mgs Qhs Po. These side effects may potentially be related to Ambien Cr.
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Ambien Nightmare Causes and Reviews


What is sleep?

Sleep is a complex biological process. While you are sleeping, you are unconscious, but your brain and body functions are still active. They are doing a number of important jobs that help you stay healthy and function at your best. So when you don't get enough quality sleep, it does more than just make you feel tired. It can affect your physical and mental health, thinking, and daily functioning.

What are sleep disorders?

Sleep disorders are conditions that disturb your normal sleep patterns. There are more than 80 different sleep disorders. Some major types include

  • Insomnia - being unable to fall asleep and stay asleep. This is the most common sleep disorder.
  • Sleep apnea - a breathing disorder in which you stop breathing for 10 seconds or more during sleep
  • Restless leg syndrome (RLS) - a tingling or prickly sensation in your legs, along with a powerful urge to move them
  • Hypersomnia - being unable to stay awake during the day. This includes narcolepsy, which causes extreme daytime sleepiness.
  • Circadian rhythm disorders - problems with the sleep-wake cycle. They make you unable to sleep and wake at the right times.
  • Parasomnia - acting in unusual ways while falling asleep, sleeping, or waking from sleep, such as walking, talking, or eating

Some people who feel tired during the day have a true sleep disorder. But for others, the real problem is not allowing enough time for sleep. It's important to get enough sleep every night. The amount of sleep you need depends on several factors, including your age, lifestyle, health, and whether you have been getting enough sleep recently. Most adults need about 7-8 hours each night.

What causes sleep disorders?

There are different causes for different sleep disorders, including

  • Other conditions, such as heart disease, lung disease, nerve disorders, and pain
  • Mental illnesses, including depression and anxiety
  • Medicines
  • Genetics

Sometimes the cause is not known.

There are also some factors that can contribute to sleep problems, including

  • Caffeine and alcohol
  • An irregular schedule, such as working the night shift
  • Aging. As people age, they often get less sleep or spend less time in the deep, restful stage of sleep. They are also more easily awakened.
What are the symptoms of sleep disorders?

The symptoms of sleep disorders depend on the specific disorder. Some signs that you may have a sleep disorder include that

  • You regularly take more than 30 minutes each night to fall asleep
  • You regularly wake up several times each night and then have trouble falling back to sleep, or you wake up too early in the morning
  • You often feel sleepy during the day, take frequent naps, or fall asleep at the wrong times during the day
  • Your bed partner says that when you sleep, you snore loudly, snort, gasp, make choking sounds, or stop breathing for short periods
  • You have creeping, tingling, or crawling feelings in your legs or arms that are relieved by moving or massaging them, especially in the evening and when trying to fall asleep
  • Your bed partner notices that your legs or arms jerk often during sleep
  • You have vivid, dreamlike experiences while falling asleep or dozing
  • You have episodes of sudden muscle weakness when you are angry or fearful, or when you laugh
  • You feel as though you cannot move when you first wake up
How are sleep disorders diagnosed?

To make a diagnosis, your health care provider will use your medical history, your sleep history, and a physical exam. You may also have a sleep study (polysomnogram). The most common types of sleep studies monitor and record data about your body during a full night of sleep. The data includes

  • Brain wave changes
  • Eye movements
  • Breathing rate
  • Blood pressure
  • Heart rate and electrical activity of the heart and other muscles

Other types of sleep studies may check how quickly you fall asleep during daytime naps or whether you are able to stay awake and alert during the day.

What are the treatments for sleep disorders?

Treatments for sleep disorders depend on which disorder you have. They may include

  • Good sleep habits and other lifestyle changes, such as a healthy diet and exercise
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy or relaxation techniques to reduce anxiety about getting enough sleep
  • CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine for sleep apnea
  • Bright light therapy (in the morning)
  • Medicines, including sleeping pills. Usually, providers recommend that you use sleeping pills for a short period of time.
  • Natural products, such as melatonin. These products may help some people, but are generally for short-term use. Make sure to check with your health care provider before you take any of them.

Ambien Nightmare 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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