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Can long term ambien (zolpidem) use cause cancer or dementia? Thanks...

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Ambien (zolpidem)

There is concern about association of longer-term benzodiazapine use and some sleep medication use (such as ambien) with dementia.
http://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/news/20120926/insomnia-anxiety-drugs-may-raise-dementia-risk

In brief: Ambien (zolpidem)

There is concern about association of longer-term benzodiazapine use and some sleep medication use (such as ambien) with dementia.
http://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/news/20120926/insomnia-anxiety-drugs-may-raise-dementia-risk
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Leonard Goodstein
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Dr. Leonard Goodstein
Clinical Psychology

In brief: No and yes

While there is no evidence that Ambien (zolpidem) is a cause f cancer, there is plenty of evidence that long term use of Ambien (zolpidem) has caused psycho symptoms.
Time to get off it!

In brief: No and yes

While there is no evidence that Ambien (zolpidem) is a cause f cancer, there is plenty of evidence that long term use of Ambien (zolpidem) has caused psycho symptoms.
Time to get off it!
Dr. Leonard Goodstein
Dr. Leonard Goodstein
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