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Review: could Zolpidem cause Hair loss?

Summary: Hair loss could be caused by Zolpidem, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Zolpidem tartrate, and have Insomnia.

We study 24,368 people who have side effects while taking Zolpidem from FDA and social media. Among them, 156 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Zolpidem

Zolpidem (latest outcomes from 25,489 users) has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia.

Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 226,667 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 24,307 people reported to have side effects when taking Zolpidem. Among them, 156 people (0.64%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.07% of all the 226,542 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hair loss in Zolpidem reports

Time on Zolpidem when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss47.37%21.05%5.26%15.79%5.26%0.00%5.26%

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

FemaleMale
Hair loss88.62%11.38%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%0.00%4.90%10.49%13.99%25.17%45.45%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Zolpidem ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss0.00%80.00%20.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair loss0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Insomnia (30 people, 19.23%)
  2. Hypertension (15 people, 9.62%)
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis (14 people, 8.97%)
  4. Anxiety (13 people, 8.33%)
  5. Hypothyroidism (10 people, 6.41%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zolpidem tartrate (82 people, 52.56%)
  2. Omeprazole (21 people, 13.46%)
  3. Prednisone (18 people, 11.54%)
  4. Gabapentin (17 people, 10.90%)
  5. Levothyroxine sodium (16 people, 10.26%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (6 months ago):

  • Hair loss is not a genetic trait in my family and have lost a noticeable amount of hair on the top of my head

    Reply

  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • vomiting, nausea, hair loss, unexplained weight loss, acne, iregular periods

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