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Review: could Ambien cause Incontinence?

Summary: Incontinence could be caused by Ambien, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Lasix, and have Insomnia.

We study 42,968 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 132 have Incontinence. Find out below who they are, when they have Incontinence and more.

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Ambien

Ambien (latest outcomes from 46,563 users) has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia.

Incontinence

Incontinence (lack of moderation or self-control) (latest reports from 31,889 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain.

On Apr, 14, 2014: 42,832 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 132 people (0.31%) have Incontinence. They amount to 0.41% of all the 31,879 people who have Incontinence on eHealthMe.

Trend of Incontinence in Ambien reports

Time on Ambien when people have Incontinence * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Incontinence80.77%11.54%0.00%3.85%3.85%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Incontinence when taking Ambien * :

FemaleMale
Incontinence48.55%51.45%

Age of people who have Incontinence when taking Ambien * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Incontinence0.00%0.00%2.80%0.00%11.21%14.95%31.78%39.25%

Severity of Incontinence when taking Ambien ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Incontinence100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Incontinence ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Insomnia (20 people, 15.15%)
  2. Sleep disorder (14 people, 10.61%)
  3. Pain (13 people, 9.85%)
  4. Prostate cancer metastatic (9 people, 6.82%)
  5. Neoplasm malignant (9 people, 6.82%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lasix (45 people, 34.09%)
  2. Aspirin (41 people, 31.06%)
  3. Zometa (41 people, 31.06%)
  4. Lexapro (35 people, 26.52%)
  5. Singulair (34 people, 25.76%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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