Zolpidem and Hair loss - from FDA reports


Summary

Hair loss is found among people who take Zolpidem, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Prednisone, and have Insomnia . We study 38,754 people who have side effects while taking Zolpidem from FDA. Among them, 298 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Zolpidem

Zolpidem has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from Zolpidem 40,672 users)

Hair Loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, depression (latest reports from 79,240 Hair loss patients).

On Jan, 27, 2017

38,754 people reported to have side effects when taking Zolpidem.
Among them, 298 people (0.77%) have Hair Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Zolpidem cause Hair loss?

Time on Zolpidem when people have Hair Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 16.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 58.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hair Loss when taking Zolpidem *:

  • female: 87.71 %
  • male: 12.29 %

Age of people who have Hair Loss when taking Zolpidem *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.42 %
  • 20-29: 2.51 %
  • 30-39: 7.11 %
  • 40-49: 15.9 %
  • 50-59: 23.85 %
  • 60+: 50.21 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Insomnia (38 people, 12.75%)
  • Sleep Disorder (37 people, 12.42%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (27 people, 9.06%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (27 people, 9.06%)
  • High Blood Pressure (26 people, 8.72%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (27 people, 9.06%)
  • Omeprazole (24 people, 8.05%)
  • Humira (23 people, 7.72%)
  • Gabapentin (23 people, 7.72%)
  • Lyrica (22 people, 7.38%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (84 people, 28.19%)
  • Nausea (66 people, 22.15%)
  • Headache (55 people, 18.46%)
  • Diarrhea (54 people, 18.12%)
  • Weakness (53 people, 17.79%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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