Review: could Ambien cause Short-term Memory Loss?


Summary

Short-term memory loss is found among people who take Ambien, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Xanax, and have Insomnia . We study 47,153 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,719 have Short-term memory loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Short-term memory 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 52,802 users)

Short-term Memory Loss

Short-term memory loss has been reported by people with weakness, confusional state, diarrhea, drowsiness, insomnia (latest reports from 78,465 Short-term memory loss patients).

On Aug, 31, 2016

47,153 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien.
Among them, 2,719 people (5.77%) have Short-term Memory Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ambien cause Short-term memory loss?

Time on Ambien when people have Short-term Memory Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 25.32 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.35 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.24 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 17.22 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 12.41 %
  • 10+ years: 3.8 %

Gender of people who have Short-term Memory Loss when taking Ambien *:

  • female: 62.07 %
  • male: 37.93 %

Age of people who have Short-term Memory Loss when taking Ambien *:

  • 0-1: 0.06 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.52 %
  • 20-29: 5.68 %
  • 30-39: 14.11 %
  • 40-49: 24.23 %
  • 50-59: 25.58 %
  • 60+: 28.84 %

Severity if Short-term Memory Loss when taking Ambien **:

  • least: 8.45 %
  • moderate: 50.7 %
  • severe: 35.21 %
  • most severe: 5.63 %

How people recovered from Short-term Memory Loss **:

  • while on drug: 7.69 %
  • after off the drug: 3.85 %
  • not yet: 88.46 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Insomnia (940 people, 34.57%)
  • Depression (301 people, 11.07%)
  • Sleep Disorder (286 people, 10.52%)
  • Pain (245 people, 9.01%)
  • Anxiety (162 people, 5.96%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (356 people, 13.09%)
  • Neurontin (299 people, 11.00%)
  • Lexapro (297 people, 10.92%)
  • Zoloft (233 people, 8.57%)
  • Celebrex (233 people, 8.57%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Anxiety (581 people, 21.37%)
  • Road Traffic Accident (536 people, 19.71%)
  • Fall (513 people, 18.87%)
  • Pain (508 people, 18.68%)
  • Depression (488 people, 17.95%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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