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Ambien CR

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Satisfaction
7.6
8.1  Effectiveness
4.4  Side Effects
8.2  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 5 Ambien CR side effects and 6 Ambien CR benefits.

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Treatment Information
The generic name of this medication is zolpidem and the various brand names are Ambien; Ambien CR; and Edluar.

The active ingredient of this medication is zolpidem tartrate and the inactive ingredients are colloidal silicon dioxide; hypromellose; and lactose monohydrate.

Ambien CR is manufactured by Sanofi-Vventis.

It is primarily used in the treatment of insomnia.
Famous People with Insomnia & Sleeping Disorder
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Michael Jackson

An autopsy revealed that Michael Jackson died of a lethal overdose of the anesthetic propofol, or Diprivan, which he used to relieve his chronic insomnia.

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Heath Ledger

Actor Heath Ledger suffered from insomnia and sometimes slept less than two hours a night.

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Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley is one of 20th century pop culture's most important figures. He suffered from drug addiction and insomnia.

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Drew Barrymore

Actress, film producer, and director Drew Barrymore had a troubled childhood. She now suffers from severe insomnia and anxiety attacks.

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Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe was one of the bombshells of the 20th century. Unfortunately, she suffered from several health problems, including insomnia, endometriosis, and drug addiction.

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Eminem

The highest grossing rapper in the world has a history of insomnia and drug dependence. He checked himself into rehabilitation to help deal with his condition.

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Effectiveness of Ambien CR by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Ambien CR, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 6.2% 0% 81.2% 12.5% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 6.2% 6.2% 81.2% 6.2% 0%
Blood Pressure 0% 0% 87.5% 12.5% 0%
Breathing 0% 0% 81.2% 18.8% 0%
Confidence 0% 6.2% 62.5% 25% 6.2%
Coordination/Motor Skills 6.2% 6.2% 62.5% 18.8% 6.2%
Digestion 5.9% 0% 82.4% 11.8% 0%
Emotional Well-being 0% 11.8% 23.5% 52.9% 11.8%
Energy 0% 5.9% 35.3% 47.1% 11.8%
Eyesight 0% 6.2% 87.5% 6.2% 0%
Memory 5.9% 5.9% 58.8% 23.5% 5.9%
Mental Clarity 5.9% 5.9% 29.4% 41.2% 17.6%
Pain 0% 0% 93.8% 6.2% 0%
Patience 0% 5.9% 47.1% 41.2% 5.9%
Sexual Health 5.9% 0% 64.7% 29.4% 0%
Skin Complexion 5.9% 5.9% 82.4% 5.9% 0%
Sleep 0% 0% 5.9% 29.4% 64.7%
Stress Level 5.9% 5.9% 47.1% 35.3% 5.9%
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Commonly Reported Ambien CR Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Headache 93.8% 0% 6.2% 0% 0%
Gas 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Fatigue 82.4% 0% 11.8% 0% 5.9%
Depression 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 86.7% 6.7% 0% 6.7% 0%
Mood Swings 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Double Vision 85.7% 14.3% 0% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Anxiety 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Drowsiness 56.2% 12.5% 6.2% 18.8% 6.2%
Nausea 93.8% 0% 6.2% 0% 0%
Dry Mouth 75% 12.5% 6.2% 6.2% 0%
Dizziness 87.5% 6.2% 0% 6.2% 0%
Abdominal Pain 93.8% 0% 6.2% 0% 0%
Feelings of Anger / Rage 93.3% 6.7% 0% 0% 0%
General Discomfort 93.3% 6.7% 0% 0% 0%
Euphoria 93.8% 0% 0% 6.2% 0%
Abnormal / Vivid Dreams 58.8% 23.5% 5.9% 5.9% 5.9%
Allergic Reaction 93.8% 0% 6.2% 0% 0%
Amnesia / Memory Loss 76.5% 11.8% 5.9% 5.9% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Ambien CR Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Reduced Libido 88.9% 11.1% 0% 0% 0%
Change in Behavior 82.4% 5.9% 0% 5.9% 5.9%
Irritability / Impatience 93.8% 0% 0% 0% 6.2%
Confusion 75% 6.2% 6.2% 6.2% 6.2%
Hallucinations 93.3% 0% 0% 0% 6.7%
Muscle / Joint Pain 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 93.3% 6.7% 0% 0% 0%
Depression 87.5% 0% 0% 6.2% 6.2%
Coordination / Balance Problems 86.7% 6.7% 0% 0% 6.7%
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Episodes since taking Ambien CR
Since taking Ambien CR Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Auto Accident 5%
Fall 5%
Hallucination 5%
Hospitalization 5%
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User Comments about Ambien CR
06 Apr 2011 I get to sleep quickly and sleep more soundly now. I'm an RN and am on my feet for 12-hour shifts, so sleeping soundly when I can is very important.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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16 Aug 2010 I took this pill just one time after my hysterectomy because I was having problems sleeping. One pill was all it took, but it took about two weeks to completely get it out of my system. I felt drowsy for weeks.
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11 Jun 2010 really helped me falls asleep but still felt extremely drowsy after a full eight hours sleep
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02 Jun 2010 Much better mental health, sleep isnt a problem anymore.Must allow recomended time for sleep though.
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30 Apr 2010 Ambien CR has been a good drug for me to fall asleep. I have trouble shutting my mind down for the night.
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