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Review: could Ambien cause Hair loss?

We study 43,071 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 470 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Ambien

Ambien (latest outcomes from 46,678 users) has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia.

Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 228,452 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Aug, 12, 2014: 43,062 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 468 people (1.09%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.21% of all the 227,987 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hair loss in Ambien reports

Time on Ambien when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss0.00%9.52%0.00%19.05%38.10%28.57%4.76%

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

FemaleMale
Hair loss87.05%12.95%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%0.00%6.23%14.21%22.44%26.43%30.67%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Ambien ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss10.53%42.11%36.84%10.53%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair loss0.00%20.00%80.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (40 people, 8.55%)
  2. Insomnia (38 people, 8.12%)
  3. Pain (33 people, 7.05%)
  4. Anxiety (31 people, 6.62%)
  5. Breast cancer (26 people, 5.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (75 people, 16.03%)
  2. Vicodin (70 people, 14.96%)
  3. Lexapro (67 people, 14.32%)
  4. Ativan (66 people, 14.10%)
  5. Aspirin (64 people, 13.68%)

* 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 (10 months ago):

  • Hair loss is not a genetic trait in my family and have lost a noticeable amount of hair on the top of my head

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  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • vomiting, nausea, hair loss, unexplained weight loss, acne, iregular periods

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