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Review: could Ambien cause Forgetfulness?

Summary: Forgetfulness could be caused by Ambien, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Ambien cr, and have Insomnia.

We study 42,968 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,829 have Forgetfulness. Find out below who they are, when they have Forgetfulness and more.

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Ambien

Ambien (latest outcomes from 46,563 users) has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia.

Forgetfulness

Forgetfulness (latest reports from 461,349 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 42,832 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 2,829 people (6.60%) have Forgetfulness. They amount to 0.61% of all the 460,857 people who have Forgetfulness on eHealthMe.

Trend of Forgetfulness in Ambien reports

Time on Ambien when people have Forgetfulness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Forgetfulness28.32%20.71%10.21%13.68%14.07%10.69%2.31%

Gender of people who have Forgetfulness when taking Ambien * :

FemaleMale
Forgetfulness61.76%38.24%

Age of people who have Forgetfulness when taking Ambien * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Forgetfulness0.05%0.05%1.11%5.71%15.52%23.89%25.05%28.63%

Severity of Forgetfulness when taking Ambien ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Forgetfulness9.21%51.32%34.21%5.26%

How people recovered from Forgetfulness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Forgetfulness4.17%0.00%95.83%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Insomnia (1,190 people, 42.06%)
  2. Sleep disorder (327 people, 11.56%)
  3. Depression (327 people, 11.56%)
  4. Pain (289 people, 10.22%)
  5. Anxiety (176 people, 6.22%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ambien cr (439 people, 15.52%)
  2. Xanax (369 people, 13.04%)
  3. Lexapro (368 people, 13.01%)
  4. Neurontin (314 people, 11.10%)
  5. Aspirin (299 people, 10.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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