Review: could Ambien cause Incontinence?


Incontinence is found among people who take Ambien, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lasix, and have Insomnia . We study 45,172 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 131 have Incontinence. Find out below who they are, when they have Incontinence and more.

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Ambien has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from Ambien 51,333 users)


Incontinence (lack of moderation or self-control) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, constipation, drug ineffective, dry mouth, high blood pressure (latest reports from 6,088 Incontinence patients).

On Aug, 18, 2016

45,172 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien.
Among them, 131 people (0.29%) have Incontinence

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ambien cause Incontinence?

Time on Ambien when people have Incontinence *:

  • < 1 month: 85 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Incontinence when taking Ambien *:

  • female: 48.84 %
  • male: 51.16 %

Age of people who have Incontinence when taking Ambien *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.94 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 12.75 %
  • 40-49: 16.67 %
  • 50-59: 26.47 %
  • 60+: 41.18 %

Severity if Incontinence when taking Ambien **:

  • least: 100 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Insomnia (19 people)
  • Sleep Disorder (16 people)
  • Pain (15 people)
  • Prostate Cancer Metastatic (10 people)
  • Neoplasm Malignant (10 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (45 people)
  • Zometa (42 people)
  • Lexapro (37 people)
  • Vicodin (34 people)
  • Levaquin (32 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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