Review: could Ambien cause Short-term memory loss (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 Ambien cr, and have Insomnia.
We study 43,157 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,951 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 has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from 46,768 Ambien 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 63,451 Short-term memory loss patients)
On Mar, 10, 2015: 43,150 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 2,837 people (6.57%) 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||28.19%||20.71%||10.16%||13.90%||14.00%||10.74%||2.30% |
Gender of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Ambien * :
|Short-term memory loss||61.80%||38.20% |
Age of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Ambien * :
|Short-term memory loss||0.05%||0.05%||1.11%||5.68%||15.51%||23.89%||25.05%||28.66% |
Severity of Short-term memory loss when taking Ambien ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Short-term memory loss||9.52%||52.38%||33.33%||4.76% |
How people recovered from Short-term memory loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Short-term memory loss||7.14%||0.00%||92.86% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Insomnia (1,193 people, 42.05%)
- Depression (329 people, 11.60%)
- Sleep disorder (328 people, 11.56%)
- Pain (290 people, 10.22%)
- Anxiety (176 people, 6.20%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ambien cr (440 people, 15.51%)
- Xanax (373 people, 13.15%)
- Lexapro (368 people, 12.97%)
- Neurontin (314 people, 11.07%)
- Aspirin (299 people, 10.54%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
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- A study of side effects of Ambien for a 73-year old woman with Initial Insomnia. The patient has Breast Discharge
- A study of side effects of Neurontin for a 32-year old woman with Neuropathy. The patient has Memory Impairment
- A study of side effects of Ambien for a 82-year old man with Melanin. The patient has Insomnia (sleeplessness)
- A study of drug interactions between Advil, Ambien, Ponstel, Yasmin, Clonazepam, Adderall for a 28-year old woman with Inflammation, Insomnia, Menstrual Cramp Relief, Birth Control, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Add. The patient has Fatigue, Onycholysis
- A study of drug interactions between Celexa, Clonazepam, Valproic Acid for a 33-year old man with Bipolar Disorder, Panic Disorder. The patient has Impaired Memory, Memory Impairment, Disturbance In Attention, Cognitive Deterioration
Recent Ambien related drug comparison:
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- Comparions of Valerian, Ambien for a 38-year old man who has Insomnia
- Comparions of Azathioprine, Zolpidem for a 82-year old woman who has Insomnia, Auto Immune Disease, Neuropathy, Spinal Stenosis, High Blood Pressure
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