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Review: could Ambien cause Constipation?

We study 43,066 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,777 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Ambien

Ambien (latest outcomes from 46,669 users) has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia.

Constipation

Constipation (latest reports from 509,302 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.

On Aug, 11, 2014: 43,062 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 1,777 people (4.13%) have Constipation. They amount to 0.35% of all the 510,252 people who have Constipation on eHealthMe.

Trend of Constipation in Ambien reports

Time on Ambien when people have Constipation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Constipation16.90%29.58%0.00%7.04%18.31%23.94%4.23%

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Ambien * :

FemaleMale
Constipation65.75%34.25%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Ambien * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.00%0.00%0.00%2.23%9.70%21.89%27.57%38.61%

Severity of Constipation when taking Ambien ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%30.43%69.57%0.00%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Constipation11.11%0.00%88.89%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (332 people, 18.68%)
  2. Depression (167 people, 9.40%)
  3. Insomnia (139 people, 7.82%)
  4. Metastases to bone (133 people, 7.48%)
  5. Anxiety (105 people, 5.91%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (597 people, 33.60%)
  2. Oxycontin (464 people, 26.11%)
  3. Xanax (390 people, 21.95%)
  4. Neurontin (363 people, 20.43%)
  5. Aspirin (347 people, 19.53%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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