Review: could Ambien cause Short-term memory loss?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 7, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.3/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 42,804 people who take Ambien. Among them, 2,828 have Short-term memory loss. See who they are, when they have Short-term memory loss and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Ambien (latest outcomes from 46,526 users) has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia, sleep disorder. Commonly reported side effects of Ambien include nausea, nausea aggravated, stress and anxiety, pain exacerbated, acupuncture and pain.
Short-term memory loss
Short-term memory loss (latest reports from 455,905 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, pain relief by acupuncture.
On Mar, 7, 2014: 42,804 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 2,828 people (6.61%) have Short-term Memory Loss. They amount to 0.62% of all the 455,667 people who have Short-term Memory Loss.
Time on Ambien when people have Short-term memory loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Short-term memory loss||28.35%||20.73%||10.13%||13.69%||14.08%||10.70%||2.31% |
Gender of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Ambien * :
|Short-term memory loss||61.75%||38.25% |
Age of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Ambien * :
|Short-term memory loss||0.05%||0.05%||1.11%||5.71%||15.53%||23.85%||25.06%||28.64% |
Severity of Short-term memory loss when taking Ambien ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Short-term memory loss||9.33%||52.00%||33.33%||5.33% |
How people recovered from Short-term memory loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Short-term memory loss||4.35%||0.00%||95.65% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Insomnia (1,190 people, 42.08%)
- Sleep disorder (327 people, 11.56%)
- Depression (327 people, 11.56%)
- Pain (289 people, 10.22%)
- Anxiety (176 people, 6.22%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ambien cr (439 people, 15.52%)
- Xanax (369 people, 13.05%)
- Lexapro (368 people, 13.01%)
- Neurontin (313 people, 11.07%)
- Aspirin (299 people, 10.57%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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