Ambien and Short-term memory loss - from FDA reports


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. This review analyzes which people have Short-term memory loss with Ambien. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 61,062 people who have side effects when taking Ambien from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 24, 2017

61,062 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien.
Among them, 3,354 people (5.49%) have Short-term Memory Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

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

  • < 1 month: 29.38 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.51 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.2 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.2 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.52 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10.86 %
  • 10+ years: 2.33 %

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

  • female: 63.01 %
  • male: 36.99 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.05 %
  • 2-9: 0.05 %
  • 10-19: 1.33 %
  • 20-29: 5.28 %
  • 30-39: 13.49 %
  • 40-49: 23.08 %
  • 50-59: 25.88 %
  • 60+: 30.84 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Insomnia (1,141 people, 34.02%)
  • Sleep Disorder (409 people, 12.19%)
  • Depression (329 people, 9.81%)
  • Pain (292 people, 8.71%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (210 people, 6.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (404 people, 12.05%)
  • Neurontin (324 people, 9.66%)
  • Lexapro (323 people, 9.63%)
  • Cymbalta (276 people, 8.23%)
  • Nexium (272 people, 8.11%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Sleep Walking (846 people, 25.22%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (702 people, 20.93%)
  • Road Traffic Accident (630 people, 18.78%)
  • Fall (614 people, 18.31%)
  • Fatigue (597 people, 17.80%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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