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Review: could Ambien cause Anterograde amnesia?

We study 43,071 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 (latest outcomes from 46,678 users) has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia.

Anterograde amnesia

Anterograde amnesia (loss of memory for events after an incident) (latest reports from 583 patients) has been reported by people with insomnia, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes mellitus, sleep disorder.

On Aug, 14, 2014: 43,066 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 3 people (0.01%) have Anterograde Amnesia. They amount to 0.51% of all the 583 people who have Anterograde Amnesia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Anterograde amnesia in Ambien reports

Time on Ambien when people have Anterograde amnesia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Anterograde amnesia0.00%0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Anterograde amnesia66.67%33.33%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Anterograde amnesia0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Anterograde amnesia when taking Ambien ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Anterograde amnesia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Insomnia (2 people, 66.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ambien cr (1 people, 33.33%)
  2. Effexor (1 people, 33.33%)
  3. Coreg (1 people, 33.33%)
  4. Xanax (1 people, 33.33%)
  5. Lasix (1 people, 33.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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