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Review: could Ambien cause Blood in stool?

Summary: Blood in stool could be caused by Ambien, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Vioxx, and have Depression.

We study 42,968 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 37 have Blood in stool. Find out below who they are, when they have Blood in stool and more.

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Ambien

Ambien (latest outcomes from 46,563 users) has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia.

Blood in stool

Blood in stool (latest reports from 11,432 patients) has been reported by people with irritable bowel syndrome, ill-defined disorder, depression, weight loss, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 42,832 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 37 people (0.09%) have Blood In Stool. They amount to 0.32% of all the 11,428 people who have Blood In Stool on eHealthMe.

Trend of Blood in stool in Ambien reports

Time on Ambien when people have Blood in stool * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Blood in stool20.00%20.00%20.00%20.00%20.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Blood in stool when taking Ambien * :

FemaleMale
Blood in stool62.16%37.84%

Age of people who have Blood in stool when taking Ambien * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Blood in stool0.00%0.00%0.00%2.78%13.89%25.00%22.22%36.11%

Severity of Blood in stool when taking Ambien ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Blood in stool0.00%50.00%25.00%25.00%

How people recovered from Blood in stool ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Blood in stool0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (4 people, 10.81%)
  2. Obesity (4 people, 10.81%)
  3. Irritable bowel syndrome (3 people, 8.11%)
  4. Palpitations (3 people, 8.11%)
  5. Sinus tachycardia (3 people, 8.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Vioxx (9 people, 24.32%)
  2. Ultram (8 people, 21.62%)
  3. Tagamet (6 people, 16.22%)
  4. Neurontin (5 people, 13.51%)
  5. Zantac (5 people, 13.51%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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