Can Zolpidem (ambien) Cause Bradycardia?

I use Zolpidem on a regular basis to sleep at night, which seems to work well for me. A day or so ago, I had my blood pressure taken, along with my pulse. According to the results, my heart rate was 33. I’m an athlete but I’m still wondering if the Zolpidem could be causing my slow heart beat? Anyone familiar with this area that could provide an answer? Thanks.

5 thoughts to “Can Zolpidem (ambien) Cause Bradycardia?”

  1. Normal resting heart rate is 60 to 100. Because you are an athlete, yours will be lower. I don’t know yours is too low or not, ask your doctor. I would imagine if you have no symptoms of anything, there’s nothing to worry about. I also take Ambien and I have never had any problems with it.

  2. 33 is terribly low even for an athlete! You want to be careful and make sure that you do not have a sick sinus syndrome in your heart. If you have been on the ambien for awhile and never experience this problem before then it probably isn’t the drug. However this is very important to get checked out. I wouldn’t completely rule out that it could be the ambien.

  3. Athletes usually have a slow heart rate. But, 33 is quite low. Ambiem could cause this. But, I highly doubt it. You really need to go see your doc and discuss this with him/her.

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