Review: could Ambien cause Constipation?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 5, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.7/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 42,804 people who take Ambien. Among them, 1,776 have Constipation. See who they are, when they have Constipation and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Ambien (latest outcomes from 46,526 users) has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia, sleep disorder. Commonly reported side effects of Ambien include nausea, nausea aggravated, stress and anxiety, pain exacerbated, acupuncture and pain.
Constipation (latest reports from 491,405 patients) has been reported by people with pain, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.
On Feb, 17, 2014: 41,357 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 1,687 people (4.08%) have Constipation.
Time on Ambien when people have Constipation * :
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Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Ambien * :
Age of people who have Constipation when taking Ambien * :
Severity of Constipation when taking Ambien ** :
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How people recovered from Constipation ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (326 people, 19.32%)
- Depression (161 people, 9.54%)
- Insomnia (132 people, 7.82%)
- Metastases to bone (129 people, 7.65%)
- Anxiety (103 people, 6.11%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (571 people, 33.85%)
- Oxycontin (455 people, 26.97%)
- Xanax (383 people, 22.70%)
- Neurontin (356 people, 21.10%)
- Aspirin (332 people, 19.68%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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