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Ambien Sleep Walking Side Effects

Ambien Sleep Walking Side Effect Reports


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

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



Amnesia, Disorientation, Dizziness, Fall, Hallucination, Visual, Restlessness, Sleep Talking, Sleep Walking, Urinary Incontinence

This Sleep Walking side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 69-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: insomnia. The patient was prescribed Ambien (dosage: 12.5 Mg Once - Oral), which was started on Mar 16, 2007. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Levothyroxine Sodium
  • Paroxetine Hydrochloride
When starting to take Ambien the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Amnesia
  • Disorientation
  • Dizziness
  • Fall
  • Hallucination, Visual
  • Restlessness
  • Sleep Talking
  • Sleep Walking
  • Urinary Incontinence
These side effects may potentially be related to Ambien.
Hallucination, Sleep Walking

This Sleep Walking Ambien side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on May 22, 2007. A Female , 55 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Ambien. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Hallucination
  • Sleep Walking
. Ambien dosage: 12.5 Mg Hs - Oral. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Amnesia, Sleep Walking

This is a Ambien Cr side effect report of a 41-year-old patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: sleep disorder, who was treated with Ambien Cr (dosage:12.5 Mg Prn-oral, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Atenolol
, and developed a serious reaction and a Sleep Walking side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Amnesia
  • Sleep Walking
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Ambien Cr treatment in patients suffering from sleep disorder, resulting in Sleep Walking.

Amnesia, Impaired Driving Ability, Road Traffic Accident, Sleep Walking

A patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: sleep disorder started Ambien treatment (dosage: NA) on Oct 24, 2006. Soon after starting Ambien treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Amnesia
  • Impaired Driving Ability
  • Road Traffic Accident
  • Sleep Walking
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Ambien side effects, such as Sleep Walking.
Abnormal Behaviour, Abnormal Sleep-related Event, Amnesia, Sleep Walking

A patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Ambien on Jun 25, 2007. Patient felt the following Ambien side effects: abnormal behaviour, abnormal sleep-related event, amnesia, sleep walking Additional patient health information: male , 55 years of age, weighting 200.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Ambien dosage: Prescription Since 9/06 #30; 3 Rf Used Approximately 30 Times Since 9/06. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Impaired Driving Ability, Sleep Walking

This report suggests a potential Ambien Sleep Walking side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 48-year-old patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): insomnia and used Ambien (dosage: Unk) starting NS. Soon after starting Ambien the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Impaired Driving Ability
  • Sleep Walking
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Trazodone Hcl (Unk)
  • Topamax (Unk)
  • Seroquel
  • Lexapro (Unk)
Although Ambien demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Sleep Walking, may still occur.
Amnesia, Impaired Driving Ability, Sleep Talking, Sleep Walking

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Jun 04, 2007 by a Female taking Ambien (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 29 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Ambien side effects: amnesia, impaired driving ability, sleep talking, sleep walking. Additional medications/treatments:
Abnormal Sleep-related Event, Amnesia, Sleep Talking, Sleep Walking

This Sleep Walking problem was reported by a pharmacist from UNITED STATES. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): insomnia.On NS a consumer started treatment with Ambien Cr (dosage: 12.5 Mg 1 Q Hs Prn Po). 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:
  • Abnormal Sleep-related Event
  • Amnesia
  • Sleep Talking
  • Sleep Walking
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Sleep Walking, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Hallucination, Memory Impairment, Sleep Walking

This is a Ambien side effect report of a 87-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: insomnia and was treated with Ambien (dosage: 12.5 Mg Hs - Oral) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Atorvastatin Calcium
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Hallucination
  • Memory Impairment
  • Sleep Walking
This opens a possibility that Ambien could cause Sleep Walking and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Fall, Hallucination, Auditory, Sleep Walking

This Sleep Walking side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Feb 19, 2007. A patient from UNITED STATES , 76 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Ambien. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Ambien side effects: fall, hallucination, auditory, sleep walking. Ambien dosage: 12.5 Mg Once - Oral.
Associated medications used:
  • Valsartan
  • Amlodipine Besylate
  • Sotalol Hydrochloride
  • Clonidine
  • Omeprazole
  • Terazosin Hydrochloride
  • Furosemide
  • Warfarin Sodium
These side effects may potentially be related to Ambien.
Abnormal Behaviour, Hallucination, Sleep Walking

This Sleep Walking side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 75-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: insomnia. The patient was prescribed Ambien (dosage: 12.5 Mg Hs - Oral), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Warfarin Sodium
  • Flecainide Acetate
  • Diltiazem Hydrochloride
  • Digitalis Tab
  • Acetylsalicylic Acid Srt
  • Tiotropium Bromide
  • Beclomethasone Dipropionate
When starting to take Ambien the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Abnormal Behaviour
  • Hallucination
  • Sleep Walking
These side effects may potentially be related to Ambien.
Amnesia, Eating Disorder, Impaired Driving Ability, Laceration, Loss Of Consciousness, Road Traffic Accident, Sleep Walking

This Sleep Walking Ambien side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on May 15, 2007. A male , weighting 225.1 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Ambien. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Amnesia
  • Eating Disorder
  • Impaired Driving Ability
  • Laceration
  • Loss Of Consciousness
  • Road Traffic Accident
  • Sleep Walking
. Ambien dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Alprazolam
  • Alcohol
Amnesia, Eating Disorder, Impaired Driving Ability, Road Traffic Accident, Sleep Walking

This is a Ambien side effect report of a female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: insomnia, who was treated with Ambien (dosage:NA, start time: Apr 02, 2002), combined with:
  • Alcohol (Unk)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Sleep Walking side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Amnesia
  • Eating Disorder
  • Impaired Driving Ability
  • Road Traffic Accident
  • Sleep Walking
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 insomnia, resulting in Sleep Walking.
Cartilage Injury, Fall, Mouth Injury, Sleep Walking

A 62-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: insomnia started Ambien Cr treatment (dosage: NA) on Dec 01, 2006. Soon after starting Ambien Cr treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Fall
  • Mouth Injury
  • Sleep Walking
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Metformin Hcl (Unk)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Ambien Cr side effects, such as Sleep Walking.
Abnormal Sleep-related Event, Sleep Walking, Vomiting

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Ambien on May 14, 2007. After Ambien was administered, patient encountered several Ambien side effects: abnormal sleep-related event, sleep walking, vomiting Additional patient health information: Female , 50 years of age, weighting 155.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Ambien dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Depressed Mood, Emotional Distress, Overdose, Sleep Walking, Suicidal Ideation

This report suggests a potential Ambien Sleep Walking side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 54-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): insomnia and used Ambien (dosage: NA) starting Jan 01, 2001. Soon after starting Ambien the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Depressed Mood
  • Emotional Distress
  • Overdose
  • Sleep Walking
  • Suicidal Ideation
Drugs used concurrently:NA. The patient was hospitalized. Although Ambien demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Sleep Walking, may still occur.
Amnesia, Confusional State, Disorientation, Skin Laceration, Sleep Walking

An adverse event was reported by a physician on Mar 12, 2007 by a male taking Ambien (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 179.9 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Ambien side effects: amnesia, confusional state, disorientation, skin laceration, sleep walking. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Norvasc
The patient was hospitalized.
Amnesia, Sleep Walking

This Sleep Walking problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 68-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): insomnia.On Mar 27, 2007 a consumer started treatment with Ambien Cr (dosage: 12 Mg Or .12mg As Needed At Bedti Po). 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
  • Sleep Walking
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Sleep Walking, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Amnesia, Sleep Walking

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: sleep disorder,sleep paralysis and was treated with Ambien (dosage: NA) starting Oct 19, 2005. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Amnesia
  • Sleep Walking
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Ambien could cause Sleep Walking and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Abnormal Dreams, Abnormal Sleep-related Event, Amnesia, Confusional State, Sleep Walking

This Sleep Walking side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Apr 05, 2007. A patient from UNITED STATES , 56 years of age, weighting 230.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Ambien. Patient felt the following Ambien side effects: abnormal dreams, abnormal sleep-related event, amnesia, confusional state, sleep walking. Ambien dosage: 12.5 Mg Daily Po. These side effects may potentially be related to Ambien.
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Ambien Sleep Walking 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 Sleep Walking 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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