In my case, Ambien caused excessive hair loss with scalp irritation. I don’t believe my alarming hair loss and tingly, itchy scalp problems, which began precisely at the same time I started taking Ambien, is just a coincidence. The shedding slowed down dramatically after I stopped taking Ambien as did the scalp discomfort. If this is a generic drug issue versus brand we’ll never know, but I’m willing to bet it is not the latter given it’s unaffordable cost for most of us and the 0% coverage with even the priciest of insurance plans. Try stopping for a week. You have nothing to lose except your hair.
Yes, Ambien is known to cause hair loss. Since you stopped taking Ambien, it seems to prove the cause and effect.