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Review: could Ambien cause Sexual dysfunction?

Summary: Sexual dysfunction could be caused by Ambien, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Zometa, and have Pain.

We study 42,968 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 395 have Sexual dysfunction. Find out below who they are, when they have Sexual dysfunction and more.

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Ambien

Ambien (latest outcomes from 46,563 users) has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia.

Sexual dysfunction

Sexual dysfunction (difficulty experienced by an individual or a couple during any stage of a normal sexual activity) (latest reports from 132,481 patients) has been reported by people with erection problems, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol, hair loss.

On Apr, 8, 2014: 42,832 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 414 people (0.97%) have Sexual Dysfunction. They amount to 0.32% of all the 128,070 people who have Sexual Dysfunction on eHealthMe.

Trend of Sexual dysfunction in Ambien reports

Time on Ambien when people have Sexual dysfunction * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sexual dysfunction9.76%17.07%7.32%12.20%39.02%12.20%2.44%

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

FemaleMale
Sexual dysfunction5.72%94.28%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sexual dysfunction0.00%0.26%0.00%4.91%5.94%31.01%23.51%34.37%

Severity of Sexual dysfunction when taking Ambien ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Sexual dysfunction14.29%28.57%50.00%7.14%

How people recovered from Sexual dysfunction ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Sexual dysfunction0.00%20.00%80.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (83 people, 20.05%)
  2. Insomnia (59 people, 14.25%)
  3. Anxiety (50 people, 12.08%)
  4. Depression (48 people, 11.59%)
  5. Hypertension (38 people, 9.18%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (118 people, 28.50%)
  2. Oxycontin (99 people, 23.91%)
  3. Xanax (92 people, 22.22%)
  4. Lipitor (88 people, 21.26%)
  5. Aspirin (77 people, 18.60%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Involved in near-fatal trauma almost 5 yrs ago.Since then, has struggled with cardiac reconditioning, recently diagnosed with undiagnosed sleep apnea.Has scarring and atalectasis in left lung since emergency thoracotomy, worsened diabetes, worsened ED and chronic pain as well as ullnar neuropathy and neuropathy of both feet and poss neuroma of foot diagnosed since trauma.

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