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Review: could Ambien cause Nasal congestion?

Summary: Nasal congestion could be caused by Ambien, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Zometa, and have Osteoporosis.

We study 42,968 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 289 have Nasal congestion. Find out below who they are, when they have Nasal congestion 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, sleep disorder. Commonly reported side effects of Ambien include stress and anxiety, nausea, nausea aggravated, pain exacerbated, pain.

Nasal congestion

Nasal congestion (blockage of the nasal passages usually due to membranes lining the nose becoming swollen from inflamed blood vessels) (latest reports from 77,189 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, osteoporosis, erection problems.

On Apr, 14, 2014: 42,832 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien. Among them, 289 people (0.67%) have Nasal Congestion. They amount to 0.37% of all the 77,152 people who have Nasal Congestion on eHealthMe.

Trend of Nasal congestion in Ambien reports

Time on Ambien when people have Nasal congestion * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Nasal congestion0.00%89.47%0.00%0.00%5.26%5.26%0.00%

Gender of people who have Nasal congestion when taking Ambien * :

FemaleMale
Nasal congestion69.53%30.47%

Age of people who have Nasal congestion when taking Ambien * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Nasal congestion0.00%0.00%0.00%0.87%9.96%22.08%38.10%29.00%

Severity of Nasal congestion when taking Ambien ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Nasal congestion0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Nasal congestion ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (66 people, 22.84%)
  2. Metastases to bone (50 people, 17.30%)
  3. Pain (39 people, 13.49%)
  4. Systemic lupus erythematosus (33 people, 11.42%)
  5. Depression (33 people, 11.42%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (146 people, 50.52%)
  2. Aredia (124 people, 42.91%)
  3. Nexium (109 people, 37.72%)
  4. Levaquin (95 people, 32.87%)
  5. Prilosec (91 people, 31.49%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • I have severe slurred speech, difficulty saying and finding words, and slow speech. It is intermittent; sometimes it's very bad, other times I sound normal! I have been to the ER recently once when my upper lip was extremely swollen (diagnosed as angioedema) and again with chest pain/pressure which I feared heart attack or stroke (it was not either, thankfully). I have extreme anxiety and now depression, probably as a result of the stress of this situation. I am extremely weak and fatigued. I don't know what is wrong? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

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