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Review: could Ambien cause Hearing loss?

We study 43,087 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 197 have Hearing loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hearing loss and more.

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Ambien

Ambien (latest outcomes from 46,695 users) has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia.

Hearing loss

Hearing loss (latest reports from 57,748 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol.

On Sep, 15, 2014: 43,071 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 197 people (0.46%) have Hearing Loss.

Trend of Hearing loss in Ambien reports

Time on Ambien when people have Hearing loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hearing loss0.00%47.06%0.00%5.88%0.00%47.06%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Hearing loss55.08%44.92%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hearing loss0.00%0.00%0.00%1.28%4.49%11.54%33.33%49.36%

Severity of Hearing loss when taking Ambien ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Hearing loss ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Metastases to bone (35 people, 17.77%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (30 people, 15.23%)
  3. Sleep disorder (25 people, 12.69%)
  4. Pain (20 people, 10.15%)
  5. Osteoporosis (18 people, 9.14%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (81 people, 41.12%)
  2. Aredia (73 people, 37.06%)
  3. Amoxicillin (50 people, 25.38%)
  4. Lexapro (48 people, 24.37%)
  5. Allopurinol (48 people, 24.37%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (15 hours ago):

  • Had an emergency appendectomy in February with complications.... have lived with joint, muscle pain most of my adult life. Constant stomach problems from a young wage. IBS, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite. Feel like I am basically a failure, unable to keep a permanent job. Marriage is on verge of divorce, my family thinks it's all in my head, and that I cause this or even like to be a I. That I do it for attention, or mainly bc I am not responsible. I do not like discussing with family bc I feel misunderstood & like a. Broken record. I want to participate in life , if I don't I am criticized , if I do I pay the price. With either "pain" or comments like " well you did this "
    I feel scared, alone , but mostly hurt all over, including heart ache!!
    It's very confusing and will definitely make you think you are crazy at times.
    Was told yesterday I had fibromyalgia & vasculitis . Going to have blood test tomorrow .

    Reply

    gracekellygirl on Aug, 29, 2014:

    I had those same symptoms and they discovered a parathyroid tumor. Check out the symptoms for that. I was told I had fibromyalgia for years and lived in pain. Now it is gone and I feel much better. A sestamibi parathyroid scan will tell you for sure even when the parathyroid blood test comes back normal. Usually with this you have a high blood calcium as well.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 days ago):

  • Began as hearing impaired with hearing aids. Slowly deteriorated to point of deafness.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I have experienced hearing loss within the past 8 years and wondered if it had to do with medications I have taken. I have taken others during that time including Abilify, Trileptal, Effexor. I recently have noticed a decrease in my hearing.

    Reply

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