Review: could Zolpidem cause Hair loss?
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 month, also take medication Zolpidem tartrate, and have Insomnia.
We study 24,424 people who have side effects while taking Zolpidem from FDA and social media. Among them, 157 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.
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Zolpidem has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from 25,559 Zolpidem users)
Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,734 Hair loss patients)
On Feb, 25, 2015: 24,421 people reported to have side effects when taking Zolpidem. Among them, 157 people (0.64%) have Hair Loss.
Time on Zolpidem when people have Hair loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Hair loss||45.00%||20.00%||5.00%||15.00%||10.00%||0.00%||5.00% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Zolpidem * :
|Hair loss||88.69%||11.31% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Zolpidem * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||4.86%||10.42%||13.89%||25.00%||45.83% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Zolpidem ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||0.00%||66.67%||33.33%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Hair loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Insomnia (31 people, 19.75%)
- Hypertension (15 people, 9.55%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (14 people, 8.92%)
- Anxiety (13 people, 8.28%)
- Sleep disorder (10 people, 6.37%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zolpidem tartrate (82 people, 52.23%)
- Omeprazole (21 people, 13.38%)
- Prednisone (18 people, 11.46%)
- Gabapentin (17 people, 10.83%)
- Levothyroxine sodium (16 people, 10.19%)
* 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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Recent Zolpidem related drug comparison:
- Comparions of Restoril, Ambien for a 69-year old woman who has Chronic Insomnia
- Comparions of Ambien, Welchol for a 90-year old woman who has Sleeplessness
- 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
- Comparions of Prednisone, Omeprazole, Linzess, Ambien for a 22-year old woman who has Migraine
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