Review: could Ambien cause Hair loss?
We study 43,055 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 468 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.
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Ambien (latest outcomes from 46,656 users) has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia.
Hair loss (latest reports from 228,261 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Jul, 12, 2014: 43,038 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 227,948 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.
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%||9.52%||0.00%||19.05%||38.10%||28.57%||4.76% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Ambien * :
|Hair loss||87.05%||12.95% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Ambien * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||6.23%||14.21%||22.44%||26.43%||30.67% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Ambien ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||10.53%||42.11%||36.84%||10.53% |
How people recovered from Hair loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hair loss||0.00%||20.00%||80.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (40 people, 8.55%)
- Insomnia (38 people, 8.12%)
- Pain (33 people, 7.05%)
- Anxiety (31 people, 6.62%)
- Breast cancer (26 people, 5.56%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (75 people, 16.03%)
- Vicodin (70 people, 14.96%)
- Lexapro (67 people, 14.32%)
- Ativan (66 people, 14.10%)
- Aspirin (64 people, 13.68%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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