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Ambien Side Effects to Report

There are a number of side effects with Ambien that you should report to your healthcare provider. These include, but are not limited to:
 
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Confusion
  • More outgoing or aggressive behavior than normal
  • Strange behavior
  • Depression (see Symptoms of Depression)
  • Hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not really there)
  • Agitation or restlessness
  • Fainting
  • Slurred speech
  • Coordination problems
  • Vision changes.
     

Rare Ambien Side Effects

During clinical studies, there were a number of other side effects that occurred in less than 1 percent of people while they were taking Ambien. For these side effects, it is difficult to tell whether they were caused by Ambien itself or something else.
 
Some of these possible Ambien side effects include, but are not limited to:
 

Ambien Side Effects: Summary

It is possible that you may experience some or none of these Ambien side effects. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects. Also let your healthcare provider know if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be an Ambien side effect, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
 
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