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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 43,150 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 has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from 46,763 Ambien users)

Hair loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,705 Hair loss patients)

On Feb, 25, 2015: 43,135 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 470 people (1.09%) have Hair Loss.

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%8.70%0.00%21.74%34.78%30.43%4.35%

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

FemaleMale
Hair loss87.10%12.90%

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%6.20%14.14%22.58%26.30%30.77%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Ambien ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss9.52%47.62%33.33%9.52%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair loss0.00%18.18%81.82%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (41 people, 8.72%)
  2. Insomnia (38 people, 8.09%)
  3. Pain (33 people, 7.02%)
  4. Anxiety (31 people, 6.60%)
  5. Breast cancer (26 people, 5.53%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (75 people, 15.96%)
  2. Vicodin (70 people, 14.89%)
  3. Lexapro (67 people, 14.26%)
  4. Ativan (66 people, 14.04%)
  5. Aspirin (64 people, 13.62%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Can omeprazeloe cause muscle loss?
    Previously to taking Omeprazeloe I had normal bowel movements after getting control of the diarrhea caused by the irritable bowel syndrome. The day after I took the first capsule I experienced extreme constipation. It was hard to have a BM and had to go several times. It has caused bad abdominal pain. I started to have hair loss. It has thinned to half as much as I had. My migraines came on like crazy. I lost eight pounds over about a month after I stopped taking it. I lost fat I had gained in my abdomin but also my muscles have deteriated some. I would recommend that no one takes this medication and it should be taken off the market. People who have suffered from taking this medication should be compensated.
  • Can xanax use cause female hair loss?
    I am losing a lot of hair. It started about two months ago, and I went to dermatologist who ordered some medication for two weeks. It stopped. I have been using Victoza for almost a year and take Xanax daily long term. Can either of these drugs cause my hair loss?? It's back now, and full speed. At this rate, I'll be bold in two weeks more. I'm desperate, but my doctors think if the Victoza is causing it, it will regenerate once I stop, which I'm in the process of doing. However, if there is a chance Xanax is causing it, I need to know to find an alternative drug for my nerves. Any help??
  • Is trazodone and trazodone hcl the same ? with trazodone i dont stay asleep so i also take 5mg of zolpidem and some nights cut it in half
    Trazodone doesn't work without ME also taking zolpidem
  • Does anyone else have peripheral neuropathy? anyone have pn with lichen sclerosus? i have pain in hands, feet and face. (1 answer)
    Pain much worse at end of day and when I overdo. Sleep difficult - but essential! Feel so much better if I get 6+ hours. At the moment, very distressed by swollen lips (mostly inside mouth) and tissue surrounding eyes. I'm sure I have some arthritis in my fingers and toes. I also have had lichen sclerosus on my skin for nearly 20 years. Have had the PN for 15 years or so. I'm afraid that the medications can actually make the condition worse. If anyone has any suggestions, I'm all ears!
  • What can i do to help my wife who is on ambien and sometimes has horrible restless leg syndrome?
    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 do to belp.?

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