Ambien Side Effects

Ambien is a sedative/hypnotic drug that is prescribed to people with insomnia. It has been known to cause violence, cognitive impairment, hallucinations, birth defects, amnesia, depression and suicidal tendencies.

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Below are some of the drug reactions and harmful side effects that have been reported and documented which are provided to help the public make informed and educated decisions.

There have been 5,644 reports of adverse reactions to the US FDA in connection with taking Ambien.

Here are the top 10 adverse reactions that have been reported.

  • Amnesia
  • Traffic accidents
  • Somnambulism
  • Sleepwalking
  • Ambien ineffective
  • Falling down
  • Abnormal behavior
  • Impaired driving ability
  • Confusion
  • Completed suicide

Some documented side effects of taking Ambien:

  • Auditory/visual hallucinations
  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing/swallowing
  • Dizziness
  • Lethargy
  • Joint, back, or neck pain
  • Muscle aches
  • Numbness/tingling
  • Pounding heartbeat

Side effects can persist for months or years after getting off Ambien.

Below is a list of other common anti-anxiety drugs and some of the drug reactions and harmful side effects that have been reported and documented which are provided to help the public make informed and educated decisions.

Click on one of the drugs listed below to find out more about the drug reactions and harmful side effects that have been reported and documented.

  • Ativan (2,727 reports of adverse reactions)
  • Halcion (548 reports of adverse reactions)
  • Klonopin (3,298 reports of adverse reactions)
  • Valium (3,139 reports of adverse reactions)
  • Xanax (6,368 reports of adverse reactions)

If you or a loved one need help with getting off Ambien, please contact a Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab counselor today at 855-734-2223.