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Review: could Ambien cause Forgetfulness (Memory loss)?

We study 43,087 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,834 have Forgetfulness. Find out below who they are, when they have Forgetfulness 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.

Forgetfulness

Forgetfulness (latest reports from 467,270 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Sep, 11, 2014: 43,071 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 2,833 people (6.58%) have Forgetfulness.

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
Forgetfulness28.21%20.63%10.17%13.92%14.01%10.75%2.30%

Gender of people who have Forgetfulness when taking Ambien * :

FemaleMale
Forgetfulness61.75%38.25%

Age of people who have Forgetfulness when taking Ambien * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Forgetfulness0.05%0.05%1.11%5.69%15.54%23.89%25.10%28.57%

Severity of Forgetfulness when taking Ambien ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Forgetfulness10.00%50.00%35.00%5.00%

How people recovered from Forgetfulness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Forgetfulness7.41%0.00%92.59%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Insomnia (1,192 people, 42.08%)
  2. Depression (329 people, 11.61%)
  3. Sleep disorder (328 people, 11.58%)
  4. Pain (290 people, 10.24%)
  5. Anxiety (176 people, 6.21%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ambien cr (440 people, 15.53%)
  2. Xanax (370 people, 13.06%)
  3. Lexapro (368 people, 12.99%)
  4. Neurontin (314 people, 11.08%)
  5. Aspirin (299 people, 10.55%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (8 months ago):

  • Have cramps in my calves every night. Exhaustion, severe confusion and forgetfulness are severe.
    I am told something at work and then I am asked a question and cant remember any of it. I have been in the same line of work for 30 years but I cant remember a isimple instruction by my boss. It is going to get me fired soon. Also have trouble with balance and get

    Mother has history of breast cancer. I had a fractured skull when younger. I have had blood clots on my lungs, congestive heart, plus pleuracy.

    Reply

  • From this study (10 months ago):

  • Being evaluated for MS

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