Review: could Ambien cause Hearing Loss?


Summary

Hearing loss is found among people who take Ambien, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Zometa, and have Metastases to bone . We study 46,436 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 226 have Hearing loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hearing loss and more.

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Ambien

Ambien has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from Ambien 51,333 users)

Hearing Loss

Hearing loss has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, rashes, drug ineffective, paraesthesia (latest reports from 8,718 Hearing loss patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

46,436 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien.
Among them, 226 people (0.49%) have Hearing Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ambien cause Hearing loss?

Time on Ambien when people have Hearing Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 5.26 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 42.11 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.26 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 47.37 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hearing Loss when taking Ambien *:

  • female: 55.87 %
  • male: 44.13 %

Age of people who have Hearing Loss when taking Ambien *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.57 %
  • 20-29: 1.7 %
  • 30-39: 6.82 %
  • 40-49: 11.93 %
  • 50-59: 31.25 %
  • 60+: 47.73 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Metastases To Bone (42 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (32 people)
  • Sleep Disorder (25 people)
  • Pain (23 people)
  • Osteoporosis (20 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (103 people)
  • Aredia (87 people)
  • Amoxicillin (60 people)
  • Levaquin (56 people)
  • Lexapro (55 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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