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Review: could Ambien cause Cognitive deterioration?

We study 43,087 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 4 have Cognitive deterioration. Find out below who they are, when they have Cognitive deterioration and more.

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Ambien

Ambien (latest outcomes from 46,695 users) has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia.

Cognitive deterioration

Cognitive deterioration (memory impairment) (latest reports from 1,944 patients) has been reported by people with depression, epilepsy, dementia alzheimer's type, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis.

On Aug, 26, 2014: 43,071 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 4 people (0.01%) have Cognitive Deterioration. They amount to 0.21% of all the 1,914 people who have Cognitive Deterioration on eHealthMe.

Trend of Cognitive deterioration in Ambien reports

Time on Ambien when people have Cognitive deterioration * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Cognitive deterioration0.00%0.00%33.33%33.33%33.33%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Cognitive deterioration50.00%50.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Cognitive deterioration0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%

Severity of Cognitive deterioration when taking Ambien ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Cognitive deterioration33.33%0.00%66.67%0.00%

How people recovered from Cognitive deterioration ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Cognitive deterioration0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Insomnia (2 people, 50.00%)
  2. Depression (2 people, 50.00%)
  3. Anxiety disorder (1 people, 25.00%)
  4. Adhd (1 people, 25.00%)
  5. Bipolar ii disorder (1 people, 25.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (2 people, 50.00%)
  2. Wellbutrin sr (1 people, 25.00%)
  3. Abilify (1 people, 25.00%)
  4. Escitalopram (1 people, 25.00%)
  5. Valium (1 people, 25.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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