Ambien vs Risperidone

Ambien
(Rx)
Risperidone
(Rx)
Ambien is a sleep medication.
Risperidone is a bipolar medication and a psychosis medication.
Satisfaction Score
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2.8
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
1.8
Concern level
1.9
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
1.9
Concern level
2.0
Approval Date
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December 16, 1992
June 30, 2008
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
215,615 Discussions
29,677 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
Ambien is prescribed for Insomnia and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. In addition, our data suggest that some patients take it for Anxiety, although this is not an approved use.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#2 for Depression
#3 for Psychosis
#5 for Schizophrenia
#6 for ADHD
#7 for OCD
#8 for Anger
#9 for Paranoia
#10 for Hallucinations
#11 for Autism
#12 for Mania
#13 for Aggression
#14 for Rage
#15 for Tics
Risperidone is prescribed for Anxiety, Depression, Psychosis, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Anger, Hallucinations, Autism and Mania and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that it is taken for ADHD, OCD and Paranoia, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Amb
Hallucinations
2
Headaches
2
Grogginess
2
Drowsiness
2
Sleep Walking
2
Hangover
2
Nausea
2
Weight Gain
2
Nightmares
1
Dizziness
1
Ris
Weight Gain
10
Tiredness
4
Weight Loss
2
Diabetes
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Headaches
1
Seizures
1
Suicide
1
Sexual Dysfunction
1
Weakness
1
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Hallucinations
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Headaches
Amb
Ris
2
1
Grogginess
Amb
Ris
2
0
Drowsiness
Amb
Ris
2
0
Sleep Walking
Amb
Ris
2
0
Hangover
Amb
Ris
2
0
Nausea
Amb
Ris
2
0
Weight Gain
Amb
Ris
2
10
Nightmares
Amb
Ris
1
0
Dizziness
Amb
Ris
1
0
Weight Gain
Ris
Amb
10
2
Tiredness
Ris
Amb
4
0
Weight Loss
Ris
Amb
2
0
Diabetes
Ris
Amb
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Ris
Amb
1
0
Headaches
Ris
Amb
1
2
Seizures
Ris
Amb
1
0
Suicide
Ris
Amb
1
0
Sexual Dysfunction
Ris
Amb
1
0
Weakness
Ris
Amb
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Ambien during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Risperidone during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Ambien and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Risperidone and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg
Tablet: 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg, 3 mg, 4 mg
Solution: 1 mg/mL
Syringe: 1 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Zolpidem Tartrate
Risperidone
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Ambien and Risperidone: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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