Could Ambien cause Dementia - from FDA reports


Summary

Dementia is found among people who take Ambien, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Lisinopril, and have Osteoporosis . We study 58,094 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA. Among them, 162 have Dementia. Find out below who they are, when they have Dementia and more.

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Ambien

Ambien has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from Ambien 63,937 users)

Dementia

Dementia (madness) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression, dementia (latest reports from 18,313 Dementia patients).

On Dec, 26, 2016

58,094 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien.
Among them, 162 people (0.28%) have Dementia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ambien cause Dementia?

Time on Ambien when people have Dementia *:

  • < 1 month: 25.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 37.5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.5 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 25.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Dementia when taking Ambien *:

  • female: 59.49 %
  • male: 40.51 %

Age of people who have Dementia when taking Ambien *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.76 %
  • 30-39: 1.52 %
  • 40-49: 0.76 %
  • 50-59: 6.06 %
  • 60+: 90.91 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (25 people, 15.43%)
  • Pain (23 people, 14.20%)
  • Arthritis (22 people, 13.58%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (20 people, 12.35%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (20 people, 12.35%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lisinopril (46 people, 28.40%)
  • Aredia (39 people, 24.07%)
  • Furosemide (36 people, 22.22%)
  • Vioxx (34 people, 20.99%)
  • Lasix (33 people, 20.37%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (81 people, 50.00%)
  • Fall (74 people, 45.68%)
  • Weakness (71 people, 43.83%)
  • Pain (67 people, 41.36%)
  • Fatigue (61 people, 37.65%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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