Review: could Zolpidem cause Hair loss?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 11, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.2/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 24,300 people who take Zolpidem. Among them, 156 have Hair loss. See who they are, when they have Hair loss and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Zolpidem (latest outcomes from 25,479 users) has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia, sleep disorder. Commonly reported side effects of Zolpidem include nausea, nausea aggravated, completed suicide, fever, stress and anxiety.
Hair loss (latest reports from 223,831 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Feb, 19, 2014: 22,869 people reported to have side effects when taking Zolpidem. Among them, 147 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||47.37%||21.05%||5.26%||15.79%||5.26%||0.00%||5.26% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Zolpidem * :
|Hair loss||88.61%||11.39% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Zolpidem * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||5.22%||11.19%||12.69%||26.87%||44.03% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Zolpidem ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||0.00%||80.00%||20.00%||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 (30 people, 20.41%)
- Hypertension (15 people, 10.20%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (14 people, 9.52%)
- Anxiety (13 people, 8.84%)
- Sleep disorder (10 people, 6.80%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zolpidem tartrate (80 people, 54.42%)
- Omeprazole (21 people, 14.29%)
- Prednisone (18 people, 12.24%)
- Gabapentin (17 people, 11.56%)
- Levothyroxine sodium (16 people, 10.88%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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