Ambien and Hair loss - from FDA reports


Summary

Hair loss is found among people who take Ambien, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Zometa, and have Insomnia . We study 58,094 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA. Among them, 704 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Ambien

Ambien has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from Ambien 63,975 users)

Hair Loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, depression (latest reports from 79,227 Hair loss patients).

On Jan, 23, 2017

58,094 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien.
Among them, 704 people (1.21%) have Hair Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ambien cause Hair loss?

Time on Ambien when people have Hair Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 50 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 25 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hair Loss when taking Ambien *:

  • female: 84.94 %
  • male: 15.06 %

Age of people who have Hair Loss when taking Ambien *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.18 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 4.51 %
  • 30-39: 12.27 %
  • 40-49: 20.04 %
  • 50-59: 27.26 %
  • 60+: 35.74 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Insomnia (71 people, 10.09%)
  • Depression (67 people, 9.52%)
  • Sleep Disorder (63 people, 8.95%)
  • Pain (53 people, 7.53%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (45 people, 6.39%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (100 people, 14.20%)
  • Xanax (90 people, 12.78%)
  • Vicodin (84 people, 11.93%)
  • Ativan (84 people, 11.93%)
  • Lexapro (80 people, 11.36%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (174 people, 24.72%)
  • Fatigue (174 people, 24.72%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (172 people, 24.43%)
  • Depression (165 people, 23.44%)
  • Pain (161 people, 22.87%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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