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 43,157 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 has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from 46,768 Ambien users)
Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,734 Hair loss patients)
On Mar, 27, 2015: 43,150 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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