Ambien and Sexual dysfunction - from FDA reports


Summary

Sexual dysfunction is found among people who take Ambien, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Zometa, and have Pain . We study 58,094 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA. Among them, 449 have Sexual dysfunction. Find out below who they are, when they have Sexual dysfunction and more.

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Ambien

Ambien has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from Ambien 63,983 users)

Sexual Dysfunction

Sexual dysfunction (difficulty experienced by an individual or a couple during any stage of a normal sexual activity) has been reported by people with erection problems, hair loss, androgenetic alopecia, high blood pressure, depression (latest reports from 48,838 Sexual dysfunction patients).

On Feb, 26, 2017

58,094 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien.
Among them, 449 people (0.77%) have Sexual Dysfunction


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ambien cause Sexual dysfunction?

Time on Ambien when people have Sexual Dysfunction *:

  • < 1 month: 12.9 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.35 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.45 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 41.94 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 12.9 %
  • 10+ years: 6.45 %

Gender of people who have Sexual Dysfunction when taking Ambien *:

  • female: 6.48 %
  • male: 93.52 %

Age of people who have Sexual Dysfunction when taking Ambien *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.28 %
  • 20-29: 2.55 %
  • 30-39: 8.5 %
  • 40-49: 26.35 %
  • 50-59: 24.36 %
  • 60+: 37.96 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (86 people, 19.15%)
  • Insomnia (55 people, 12.25%)
  • Depression (55 people, 12.25%)
  • Sleep Disorder (51 people, 11.36%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (42 people, 9.35%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (138 people, 30.73%)
  • Lipitor (86 people, 19.15%)
  • Oxycontin (78 people, 17.37%)
  • Vicodin (77 people, 17.15%)
  • Xanax (76 people, 16.93%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (211 people, 46.99%)
  • Pain (188 people, 41.87%)
  • Fatigue (157 people, 34.97%)
  • Depression (150 people, 33.41%)
  • Back Pain (147 people, 32.74%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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