14 patient evaluations for Zolpidem with a side effects rating of Severe

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Jan 24, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (sleep walking (somnambulism))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 15, 2013 (Started Sep 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for difficulty staying asleep)
  • Side effects
    Severe (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Made me virtually comatose.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 15, 2013 (Started Nov 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for difficulty staying asleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Severe (hangover effect, grogginess, memory problems, brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I was completely unable to function the next day. It kind of helped me fall asleep, but I would wake up after a few hours and be unable to go back to sleep. It wasn't worth feeling hungover and being so out of it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 15, 2012 (Started Nov 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for difficulty staying asleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (hangover effect, grogginess, memory problems, brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Do not take it continuosly unless constructed by a physician your body can become highly dependent very quickly!
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 27, 2011 (Started Nov 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for difficulty staying asleep)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (hangover effect, grogginess, memory problems, brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 14, 2013 (Started Oct 07, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (drowsy in a.m.)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Switched to Melatonin after seeing too much negative press about Ambien.

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 19, 2011 (Started Sep 02, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for difficulty staying asleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My problem was an inability to sleep through the night. I was waking up about 4 hours into sleep, and then unable to fall back asleep. Ambien was taken at bedtime with my muscle relaxant (already taking). I still woke up 4-5 hours into sleep but then was super drowsy until getting out of bed. Also, side effect of diarrhea was extreme. Stopped Ambien, and diarrhea stopped.
Side effects: diarrhea

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 15, 2011 (Started Feb 22, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (dillusions, delusions)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 2, 2010 (Started Mar 12, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Haven't had Ambien to sleep as I haven't been able to leave the house to go to the pharmacy to get the prescription because I have felt so bad. It was working and will refill it when I can get it...hopefully later today because not sleeping well is NOT good!
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 1, 2010 (Started Mar 12, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 31, 2010 (Started Jun 30, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Tended to make me eating while I was mostly asleep and didn't know about it until AM

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 10, 2010 (Started May 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Severe (cramps in calf muscles)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Side effects: cramps in calf muscles

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 2, 2009 (Started Jul 11, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (sleep eating, memory loss, not dreaming, amnesia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If you are having points that people are saying you are acting weird at night or you are hyper after taking the medicine you need to probably change to something else.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: memory loss, sleep eating, not dreaming, amnesia

Jul 1, 2009 (Started Jul 11, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleep eating, memory loss, amnesia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: memory loss, sleep eating, not dreaming, amnesia

Sep 24, 2008 (Started Jul 11, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 6.25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: memory loss, sleep eating, not dreaming, amnesia

  • 0 helpful marks
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