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Review: could Ambien cause Constipation?

Summary: Constipation is found among people who take Ambien, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Zometa, and have Pain.

We study 43,150 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,778 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Ambien

Ambien has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from 46,763 Ambien users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 81,454 Constipation patients)

On Feb, 12, 2015: 43,135 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 1,779 people (4.12%) have Constipation.

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
Constipation16.44%30.14%0.00%6.85%19.18%23.29%4.11%

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Ambien * :

FemaleMale
Constipation65.79%34.21%

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%9.69%21.92%27.60%38.56%

Severity of Constipation when taking Ambien ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%36.00%64.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Constipation9.09%0.00%90.91%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (333 people, 18.72%)
  2. Depression (167 people, 9.39%)
  3. Insomnia (140 people, 7.87%)
  4. Metastases to bone (133 people, 7.48%)
  5. Anxiety (106 people, 5.96%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (597 people, 33.56%)
  2. Oxycontin (464 people, 26.08%)
  3. Xanax (390 people, 21.92%)
  4. Neurontin (363 people, 20.40%)
  5. Aspirin (347 people, 19.51%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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