Review: could Ambien cause Sexual Dysfunction?


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 55,431 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 447 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 62,490 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 skin blushing/flushing, high blood cholesterol, blood testosterone decreased, drug ineffective, weakness (latest reports from 47,290 Sexual dysfunction patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

55,431 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien.
Among them, 447 people (0.81%) have Sexual Dysfunction


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ambien cause Sexual dysfunction?

Time on Ambien when people have Sexual Dysfunction *:

  • < 1 month: 10.87 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 17.39 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.7 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.52 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 34.78 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 17.39 %
  • 10+ years: 4.35 %

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

  • female: 6.98 %
  • male: 93.02 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.28 %
  • 20-29: 3.08 %
  • 30-39: 8.4 %
  • 40-49: 26.61 %
  • 50-59: 24.09 %
  • 60+: 37.54 %

Severity if Sexual Dysfunction when taking Ambien **:

  • least: 12.5 %
  • moderate: 25.0 %
  • severe: 50.0 %
  • most severe: 12.5 %

How people recovered from Sexual Dysfunction **:

  • while on drug: 11.11 %
  • after off the drug: 33.33 %
  • not yet: 55.56 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (83 people, 18.57%)
  • Insomnia (58 people, 12.98%)
  • Depression (49 people, 10.96%)
  • Hypertension (40 people, 8.95%)
  • Anxiety (39 people, 8.72%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (138 people, 30.87%)
  • Lipitor (86 people, 19.24%)
  • Oxycontin (78 people, 17.45%)
  • Vicodin (77 people, 17.23%)
  • Xanax (75 people, 16.78%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Anxiety (206 people, 46.09%)
  • Pain (186 people, 41.61%)
  • Fatigue (153 people, 34.23%)
  • Depression (149 people, 33.33%)
  • Back Pain (144 people, 32.21%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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