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 Insomnia.
We study 43,157 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 699 have Dry mouth. Find out below who they are, when they have Dry mouth and more.
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Ambien has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from 46,768 Ambien users)
Dry mouth has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 30,856 Dry mouth patients)
On Mar, 27, 2015: 43,150 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 699 people (1.62%) have Dry Mouth.
Time on Ambien when people have Dry mouth * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Dry mouth||20.00%||30.00%||12.00%||6.00%||14.00%||6.00%||12.00% |
Gender of people who have Dry mouth when taking Ambien * :
|Dry mouth||70.14%||29.86% |
Age of people who have Dry mouth when taking Ambien * :
|Dry mouth||0.00%||0.00%||0.84%||2.02%||14.67%||17.03%||26.64%||38.79% |
Severity of Dry mouth when taking Ambien ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Dry mouth||3.57%||60.71%||25.00%||10.71% |
How people recovered from Dry mouth ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Dry mouth||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Insomnia (97 people, 13.88%)
- Depression (96 people, 13.73%)
- Osteoporosis (63 people, 9.01%)
- Pain (60 people, 8.58%)
- Sleep disorder (40 people, 5.72%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (163 people, 23.32%)
- Xanax (144 people, 20.60%)
- Vicodin (124 people, 17.74%)
- Protonix (117 people, 16.74%)
- Oxycontin (116 people, 16.60%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
- A study of side effects of Ambien for a 73-year old woman with Initial Insomnia. The patient has Breast Discharge
- A study of side effects of Lithium Carbonate for a 67-year old woman with Bipolar Disorder. The patient has Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development), Dry Mouth, Weight Gain, Sleepiness - During The Day (excess sleeping during day time)
- A study of side effects of Ambien for a 82-year old man with Melanin. The patient has Insomnia (sleeplessness)
- A study of drug interactions between Advil, Ambien, Ponstel, Yasmin, Clonazepam, Adderall for a 28-year old woman with Inflammation, Insomnia, Menstrual Cramp Relief, Birth Control, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Add. The patient has Fatigue, Onycholysis
- A study of side effects of Ambien for a 32-year old woman with Insomnia. The patient has Swollen Tongue (swelling of tongue)
Recent Ambien related drug comparison:
- Comparions of Restoril, Ambien for a 69-year old woman who has Chronic Insomnia
- Comparions of Ambien, Welchol for a 90-year old woman who has Sleeplessness
- Comparions of Valerian, Ambien for a 38-year old man who has Insomnia
- Comparions of Azathioprine, Zolpidem for a 82-year old woman who has Insomnia, Auto Immune Disease, Neuropathy, Spinal Stenosis, High Blood Pressure
- Comparions of Prednisone, Omeprazole, Linzess, Ambien for a 22-year old woman who has Migraine
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