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Review: could Ambien cause Short-term memory loss?

Summary: Short-term memory loss could be caused by Ambien, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Ambien cr, and have Insomnia.

We study 42,968 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,829 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 (latest outcomes from 46,563 users) has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia.

Short-term memory loss

Short-term memory loss (latest reports from 461,353 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.

On Apr, 7, 2014: 42,832 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 2,829 people (6.60%) have Short-term Memory Loss. They amount to 0.61% of all the 460,257 people who have Short-term Memory Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Short-term memory loss in Ambien reports

Time on Ambien when people have Short-term memory loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Short-term memory loss28.32%20.71%10.21%13.68%14.07%10.69%2.31%

Gender of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Ambien * :

FemaleMale
Short-term memory loss61.76%38.24%

Age of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Ambien * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Short-term memory loss0.05%0.05%1.11%5.71%15.52%23.89%25.05%28.63%

Severity of Short-term memory loss when taking Ambien ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Short-term memory loss9.21%51.32%34.21%5.26%

How people recovered from Short-term memory loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Short-term memory loss4.17%0.00%95.83%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Insomnia (1,190 people, 42.06%)
  2. Sleep disorder (327 people, 11.56%)
  3. Depression (327 people, 11.56%)
  4. Pain (289 people, 10.22%)
  5. Anxiety (176 people, 6.22%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ambien cr (439 people, 15.52%)
  2. Xanax (369 people, 13.04%)
  3. Lexapro (368 people, 13.01%)
  4. Neurontin (314 people, 11.10%)
  5. Aspirin (299 people, 10.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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