Could Ambien cause 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 56,739 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA. Among them, 2,997 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 63,913 users)

Forgetfulness

Forgetfulness has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 105,054 Forgetfulness patients).

On Nov, 18, 2016

56,739 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien.
Among them, 2,997 people (5.28%) have Forgetfulness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ambien cause Forgetfulness?

Time on Ambien when people have Forgetfulness *:

  • < 1 month: 25.12 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.6 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.11 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.92 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 17.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 12.44 %
  • 10+ years: 3.82 %

Gender of people who have Forgetfulness when taking Ambien *:

  • female: 62.59 %
  • male: 37.41 %

Age of people who have Forgetfulness when taking Ambien *:

  • 0-1: 0.05 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.47 %
  • 20-29: 5.58 %
  • 30-39: 13.75 %
  • 40-49: 23.8 %
  • 50-59: 25.62 %
  • 60+: 29.73 %

Severity of Forgetfulness **:

  • least: 8.22 %
  • moderate: 52.05 %
  • severe: 34.25 %
  • most severe: 5.48 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (393 people, 13.11%)
  • Neurontin (323 people, 10.78%)
  • Lexapro (305 people, 10.18%)
  • Nexium (258 people, 8.61%)
  • Cymbalta (255 people, 8.51%)

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Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Sleep Walking (706 people, 23.56%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (673 people, 22.46%)
  • Fatigue (569 people, 18.99%)
  • Fall (561 people, 18.72%)
  • Road Traffic Accident (547 people, 18.25%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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