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 . We study 58,094 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA. Among them, 3,273 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 63,983 users)

Short-term Memory Loss

Short-term memory loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 105,191 Short-term memory loss patients).

On Feb, 22, 2017

58,094 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien.
Among them, 3,273 people (5.63%) 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: 29.35 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.76 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.82 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.5 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.4 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10.6 %
  • 10+ years: 2.57 %

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

  • female: 62.92 %
  • male: 37.08 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.05 %
  • 2-9: 0.05 %
  • 10-19: 1.36 %
  • 20-29: 5.26 %
  • 30-39: 13.51 %
  • 40-49: 23.28 %
  • 50-59: 25.9 %
  • 60+: 30.6 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Insomnia (1,128 people, 34.46%)
  • Sleep Disorder (396 people, 12.10%)
  • Depression (321 people, 9.81%)
  • Pain (284 people, 8.68%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (203 people, 6.20%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (394 people, 12.04%)
  • Neurontin (321 people, 9.81%)
  • Lexapro (316 people, 9.65%)
  • Cymbalta (268 people, 8.19%)
  • Nexium (265 people, 8.10%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Sleep Walking (841 people, 25.70%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (683 people, 20.87%)
  • Road Traffic Accident (629 people, 19.22%)
  • Fall (604 people, 18.45%)
  • Fatigue (578 people, 17.66%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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