A 31-year-old male asked:
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does ambien (zolpidem) cause irregular heart rhythms? i have noticed a sig. decr in palpitations while not taking.

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Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: One of the rare side effects of this medication is palpitations. However, remember you are a chemically unique organism. If you get a side effect regardless whether any other human has experienced it you should consult your doctor and deal with it.
Answered on Jan 14, 2020
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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
No : Not ambien (zolpidem).
Answered on Aug 16, 2013
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Potentially: Ambien has 1% to 10% occurence of Palpitations as a side effect. REF:; https://www.drugs.com/sfx/ambien-side-effects.html
Answered on Jan 14, 2020

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