Ambien and Anterograde amnesia - from FDA reports


Summary

Anterograde amnesia is reported only by a few people who take Ambien. We study 58,094 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 3 have Anterograde amnesia. Find out below who they are, when they have Anterograde amnesia and more.

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Ambien

Ambien has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from Ambien 63,975 users)

Anterograde Amnesia

Anterograde amnesia (loss of memory for events after an incident) has been reported by people with insomnia, depression, pain, preventive health care, sleep disorder (latest reports from 245 Anterograde amnesia patients).

On Feb, 08, 2017

58,094 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien.
Among them, 3 people (0.01%) have Anterograde Amnesia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ambien cause Anterograde amnesia?

Time on Ambien when people have Anterograde Amnesia *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 50 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 50 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Anterograde Amnesia when taking Ambien *:

  • female: 66.67 %
  • male: 33.33 %

Age of people who have Anterograde Amnesia when taking Ambien *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 100 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Insomnia (2 people, 66.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zoloft (1 person, 33.33%)
  • Xanax (1 person, 33.33%)
  • Lasix (1 person, 33.33%)
  • Effexor (1 person, 33.33%)
  • Coreg (1 person, 33.33%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Abnormal Behavior (2 people, 66.67%)
  • Sleep Walking (1 person, 33.33%)
  • Mental Status Changes (1 person, 33.33%)
  • Incoherent (1 person, 33.33%)
  • Abnormal Sleep-Related Event (1 person, 33.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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