Ambien and Forgetfulness - from FDA reports


Summary

Forgetfulness is found among people who take Ambien, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Xanax, and have Insomnia . We study 58,094 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA. Among them, 3,273 have Forgetfulness. Find out below who they are, when they have Forgetfulness and more.

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Ambien

Ambien has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from Ambien 63,983 users)

Forgetfulness

Forgetfulness has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 105,192 Forgetfulness patients).

On Feb, 22, 2017

58,094 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien.
Among them, 3,273 people (5.63%) have Forgetfulness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ambien cause Forgetfulness?

Time on Ambien when people have Forgetfulness *:

  • < 1 month: 29.35 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.76 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.82 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.5 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.4 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10.6 %
  • 10+ years: 2.57 %

Gender of people who have Forgetfulness when taking Ambien *:

  • female: 62.92 %
  • male: 37.08 %

Age of people who have Forgetfulness when taking Ambien *:

  • 0-1: 0.05 %
  • 2-9: 0.05 %
  • 10-19: 1.36 %
  • 20-29: 5.26 %
  • 30-39: 13.51 %
  • 40-49: 23.28 %
  • 50-59: 25.9 %
  • 60+: 30.6 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Insomnia (1,128 people, 34.46%)
  • Sleep Disorder (396 people, 12.10%)
  • Depression (321 people, 9.81%)
  • Pain (284 people, 8.68%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (203 people, 6.20%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (394 people, 12.04%)
  • Neurontin (321 people, 9.81%)
  • Lexapro (316 people, 9.65%)
  • Cymbalta (268 people, 8.19%)
  • Nexium (265 people, 8.10%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Sleep Walking (841 people, 25.70%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (683 people, 20.87%)
  • Road Traffic Accident (629 people, 19.22%)
  • Fall (604 people, 18.45%)
  • Fatigue (578 people, 17.66%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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