Review: could Ambien cause Cognitive deterioration?
Summary: Cognitive deterioration is reported only by a few people who take Ambien.
We study 43,150 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 46,757 Ambien users)
Cognitive deterioration (memory impairment) has been reported by people with depression, high blood cholesterol, dementia alzheimer's type, epilepsy, pain. (latest reports from 495 Cognitive deterioration patients)
On Mar, 3, 2015: 43,150 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 5 people (0.01%) have Cognitive Deterioration.
Time on Ambien when people have Cognitive deterioration * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Cognitive deterioration||0.00%||25.00%||25.00%||25.00%||25.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Cognitive deterioration when taking Ambien * :
|Cognitive deterioration||60.00%||40.00% |
Age of people who have Cognitive deterioration when taking Ambien * :
|Cognitive deterioration||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||40.00%||0.00%||60.00%||0.00% |
Severity of Cognitive deterioration when taking Ambien ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Cognitive deterioration||25.00%||0.00%||75.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Cognitive deterioration ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Cognitive deterioration||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Insomnia (3 people, 60.00%)
- Pain (2 people, 40.00%)
- Gerd (2 people, 40.00%)
- Depression (2 people, 40.00%)
- Asthma (1 people, 20.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Neurontin (2 people, 40.00%)
- Valium (2 people, 40.00%)
- Carafate (1 people, 20.00%)
- Prilosec (1 people, 20.00%)
- Modafinil (1 people, 20.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- I too have hashimoto's and hydrocephalus
I have been HYPOTHYROID since at least 18 years old, now 43, and last 2 years found out that I did test positive for Hashimotos and was told I have no thyroid left. When I was 26, I had visual disturbance and went to the ER. Was told by the neurologist that I had mild hydroencephaly, and may require a shunt. Due to lack of insurance, went years with no treatment or follow up. Now have numerous problems with Hashimotos/Hypothyroid and investigating the correlation between the Hydroencephaly and Hashimotos. Is this the only study of the two relations?
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- Does anyone else have peripheral neuropathy? anyone have pn with lichen sclerosus? i have pain in hands, feet and face. (1 answer)
Pain much worse at end of day and when I overdo. Sleep difficult - but essential! Feel so much better if I get 6+ hours. At the moment, very distressed by swollen lips (mostly inside mouth) and tissue surrounding eyes. I'm sure I have some arthritis in my fingers and toes. I also have had lichen sclerosus on my skin for nearly 20 years. Have had the PN for 15 years or so. I'm afraid that the medications can actually make the condition worse. If anyone has any suggestions, I'm all ears!
- What can i do to help my wife who is on ambien and sometimes has horrible restless leg syndrome?
She will take her meds like a hour and a half before actually going to sleep. The Zambian that is and sometimes she has uncontrolled restless leg syndrome. She has to move them a certain way and everything. This last time it lasted a hour and a half. I was just wondering if there is anything I could do to belp.?
- Does zoloft cause ringing in the ears, like tinnitus? i've been on it for a month and noticed the ringing in the ears about a week ago, and it's just constant ringing and it's driving me insane. (1 answer)
I've been on most of the medications for more than a year and it hasn't been that bad getting used to them. But I've been on Zoloft and ambien for about a month now, and I've been noticing a lot of side effects. The one I just recently noticed and that has been driving me completely insane, is the ringing in the ears. It's been about a week now and I just don't know what to do anymore. If it is the Zoloft then I can finally just stop taking it and make this stop. If anyone has an answer or knows what to do, PLEASE help. I'm at my wits end.
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