Review: could Ambien cause Constipation?
Summary: Constipation could be caused by Ambien, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Zometa, and have Pain.
We study 42,968 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,776 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.
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Ambien (latest outcomes from 46,563 users) has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia.
Constipation (latest reports from 506,378 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.
On Apr, 10, 2014: 42,832 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 1,777 people (4.15%) have Constipation. They amount to 0.35% of all the 504,612 people who have Constipation on eHealthMe.
Time on Ambien when people have Constipation * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Ambien * :
Age of people who have Constipation when taking Ambien * :
Severity of Constipation when taking Ambien ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Constipation ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (332 people, 18.68%)
- Depression (167 people, 9.40%)
- Insomnia (139 people, 7.82%)
- Metastases to bone (133 people, 7.48%)
- Anxiety (105 people, 5.91%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (597 people, 33.60%)
- Oxycontin (464 people, 26.11%)
- Xanax (390 people, 21.95%)
- Neurontin (363 people, 20.43%)
- Aspirin (347 people, 19.53%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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