Review: could Ambien cause Dry Mouth?


Summary

Dry mouth 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 Depression . We study 55,431 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 833 have Dry mouth. Find out below who they are, when they have Dry mouth and more.

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Ambien

Ambien has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from Ambien 62,490 users)

Dry Mouth

Dry mouth has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, pain, drug ineffective, joint pain (latest reports from 46,568 Dry mouth patients).

On Sep, 15, 2016

55,431 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien.
Among them, 833 people (1.5%) have Dry Mouth


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ambien cause Dry mouth?

Time on Ambien when people have Dry Mouth *:

  • < 1 month: 14.89 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 31.91 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.77 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.38 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.64 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10.64 %
  • 10+ years: 12.77 %

Gender of people who have Dry Mouth when taking Ambien *:

  • female: 70.34 %
  • male: 29.66 %

Age of people who have Dry Mouth when taking Ambien *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.15 %
  • 10-19: 0.75 %
  • 20-29: 2.1 %
  • 30-39: 12.89 %
  • 40-49: 18.59 %
  • 50-59: 26.99 %
  • 60+: 38.53 %

Severity if Dry Mouth when taking Ambien **:

  • least: 3.45 %
  • moderate: 55.17 %
  • severe: 31.03 %
  • most severe: 10.34 %

How people recovered from Dry Mouth **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (121 people, 14.53%)
  • Insomnia (120 people, 14.41%)
  • Pain (82 people, 9.84%)
  • Sleep Disorder (66 people, 7.92%)
  • Osteoporosis (66 people, 7.92%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (181 people, 21.73%)
  • Xanax (165 people, 19.81%)
  • Vicodin (136 people, 16.33%)
  • Oxycontin (132 people, 15.85%)
  • Lyrica (127 people, 15.25%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Anxiety (256 people, 30.73%)
  • Pain (253 people, 30.37%)
  • Nausea (221 people, 26.53%)
  • Fatigue (214 people, 25.69%)
  • Insomnia (212 people, 25.45%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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