Review: could Ambien cause Cognitive Deterioration?


Cognitive deterioration is reported only by a few people who take Ambien. We study 46,435 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 5 have Cognitive deterioration. Find out below who they are, when they have Cognitive deterioration and more.

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Ambien has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from Ambien 51,333 users)

Cognitive Deterioration

Cognitive deterioration (memory impairment) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty - lying down, gait disturbance, fatigue, anal cancer recurrent, nausea and vomiting (latest reports from 461 Cognitive deterioration patients).

On Aug, 19, 2016

46,435 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien.
Among them, 5 people (0.01%) have Cognitive Deterioration

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ambien cause Cognitive deterioration?

Time on Ambien when people have Cognitive Deterioration *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 25 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 25 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Cognitive Deterioration when taking Ambien *:

  • female: 60 %
  • male: 40 %

Age of people who have Cognitive Deterioration when taking Ambien *:

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

Severity if Cognitive Deterioration when taking Ambien **:

  • least: 25 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 75 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Cognitive Deterioration **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Insomnia (8 people)
  • Depression (5 people)
  • Pain (4 people)
  • Mood Stabilizer (4 people)
  • Gerd (4 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Valium (4 people)
  • Ultram Er (4 people)
  • Flexeril (4 people)
  • Celebrex (4 people)
  • Adderall 20 (4 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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