Review: could Ambien cause Anterograde Amnesia?


Anterograde amnesia is reported only by a few people who take Ambien. We study 56,728 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 2 have Anterograde amnesia. Find out below who they are, when they have Anterograde amnesia and more.

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Ambien has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from Ambien 63,886 users)

Anterograde Amnesia

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

On Oct, 23, 2016

56,728 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien.
Among them, 2 people (0.0%) 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: 100 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 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: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

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 (1 person, 50.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zoloft (1 person, 50.00%)
  • Xanax (1 person, 50.00%)
  • Prevacid (1 person, 50.00%)
  • Lasix (1 person, 50.00%)
  • Coreg (1 person, 50.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Sleep Walking (1 person, 50.00%)
  • Refusal Of Treatment By Patient (1 person, 50.00%)
  • Mental Status Changes (1 person, 50.00%)
  • Incoherent (1 person, 50.00%)
  • Abnormal Sleep-Related Event (1 person, 50.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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