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What are the side effects from taking ambien cr?

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Rajive Goel 30 Sep 2010

Ambien CR has been studied extensively in clinical trials, with 3,660 people having been evaluated. In these studies, side effects are always documented and compared to those that occur in a similar group of people not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.

Based on these studies, the most common side effects with Ambien CR include:

Daytime drowsiness -- up to 15% of people; Dizziness -- up to 12% of people; Headache -- up to 19% of people.

Other side effects (occurring in more than 1 percent of people) that occurred more often in the group taking Ambien CR included but were not limited to:

Constipation; Difficulty with coordination; Hallucinations; Disorientation; Anxiety; Depression; Binge eating; Memory problems; Spinning sensation (vertigo); Nausea; Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) -- heartburn is the most common symptom; Heart palpitations; Fatigue; Muscle pain.

Some Ambien CR side effects, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported to your doc right away. These include but are not limited to:

Suicidal thoughts; Confusion; More outgoing or aggressive behavior than normal; Strange behavior; Depression; Hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not really there); Agitation or restlessness; Fainting; Slurred speech; Coordination problems; Vision changes.

Rare Side Effects of Ambien CR
During clinical studies, some problems occurred in less than 1% of people taking Ambien CR. Because these side effects are so uncommon, it is difficult to tell whether they are actually caused by the medication or something else.

Some of these possible Ambien CR side effects include but are not limited to:

Sleepwalking; Impotence; Hypertension (high blood pressure).

Hope the info helps? Take care, be safe & well.

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