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Review: could Ambien cause Hair loss?
Summary: Hair loss is found among people who take Ambien, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Zometa, and have Depression.
We study 43,106 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 (latest outcomes from 46,715 users) has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia.
Hair loss (latest reports from 41,549 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Nov, 25, 2014: 43,096 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 470 people (1.09%) have Hair Loss.
Time on Ambien when people have Hair loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Hair loss||0.00%||8.70%||0.00%||21.74%||34.78%||30.43%||4.35% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Ambien * :
|Hair loss||87.10%||12.90% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Ambien * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||6.20%||14.14%||22.58%||26.30%||30.77% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Ambien ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||9.52%||47.62%||33.33%||9.52% |
How people recovered from Hair loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hair loss||0.00%||18.18%||81.82% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (41 people, 8.72%)
- Insomnia (38 people, 8.09%)
- Pain (33 people, 7.02%)
- Anxiety (31 people, 6.60%)
- Breast cancer (26 people, 5.53%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (75 people, 15.96%)
- Vicodin (70 people, 14.89%)
- Lexapro (67 people, 14.26%)
- Ativan (66 people, 14.04%)
- Aspirin (64 people, 13.62%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- What can i do to help my wife who is on ambien and sometimes has horrible restless leg syndrome?
(Asked by a 25 year old woman who has ADD, Restless Leg Syndrome, Insomnia, and takes Adderall, Ambien)
She will take her meds like a hour and a half before actually going to sleep. The Zambian that is and sometimes she has uncontrolled restless leg syndrome. She has to move them a certain way and everything. This last time it lasted a hour and a half. I was just wondering if there is anything I could ...
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(Asked by a 47 year old man who has Hair Loss, and takes Oxcarbazepine)
has been getting thinner on top and now there's a little bald spot it just seems like the last month and a half maybe that I've noticed that my hair has been getting thinner on top and now there's a little bald spot where its really thin and you can see the scalp and he increased my dosage by 600 mi ...
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(Asked by a 24 year old man who has Ringing In The Ears, and takes Dicyclomine Hydrochloride, Benadryl, Tylenol, Lialda, Azathioprine, Prednisone, Ambien, Zoloft)
I've been on most of the medications for more than a year and it hasn't been that bad getting used to them. But I've been on Zoloft and ambien for about a month now, and I've been noticing a lot of side effects. The one I just recently noticed and that has been driving me completely insane, is the r ...
- Can ambien causing euphoria and the jitters
(Asked by a 19 year old boy who has Adjustment Disorder With Mixed Anxiety And Depressed Mood, Feeling Jittery, and takes Ambien)
After taking the ambien to help me sleep I feel euphoric and jittery rather than calmed. I take an anti-depressant in the morning composed of M folic acids.
- What can i do to grow hair back. i've been taking fluticasone propionate for altmost 1 year and 6 months, now i've stopped using it, but i lost hair in frontal region and i want to regrow it.
(Asked by a 21 year old man who has Hair Loss, and takes Fluticasone Propionate)
What can i do to grow hair back. i've been taking Fluticasone propionate for altmost 1 year and 6 months, now I've stopped using it, but I lost hair in frontal region and I want to regrow it.
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