Ambien and Constipation - from FDA reports


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 58,094 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA. Among them, 2,176 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 Ambien 63,975 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 135,620 Constipation patients).

On Feb, 04, 2017

58,094 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien.
Among them, 2,176 people (3.75%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ambien cause Constipation?

Time on Ambien when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 19.64 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 35.71 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.36 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 23.21 %
  • 10+ years: 3.57 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Ambien *:

  • female: 65.26 %
  • male: 34.74 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Ambien *:

  • 0-1: 0.11 %
  • 2-9: 0.11 %
  • 10-19: 0.22 %
  • 20-29: 2.19 %
  • 30-39: 8.36 %
  • 40-49: 21.26 %
  • 50-59: 26.75 %
  • 60+: 41.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (371 people, 17.05%)
  • Depression (203 people, 9.33%)
  • Insomnia (194 people, 8.92%)
  • Metastases To Bone (158 people, 7.26%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (149 people, 6.85%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (661 people, 30.38%)
  • Oxycontin (489 people, 22.47%)
  • Xanax (442 people, 20.31%)
  • Neurontin (394 people, 18.11%)
  • Percocet (382 people, 17.56%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (995 people, 45.73%)
  • Pain (953 people, 43.80%)
  • Fatigue (821 people, 37.73%)
  • Nausea (807 people, 37.09%)
  • Depression (737 people, 33.87%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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