Review: could Ambien cause Urinary Incontinence?


Urinary incontinence is found among people who take Ambien, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Breast cancer metastatic . We study 46,436 people who have side effects while taking Ambien from FDA and social media. Among them, 424 have Urinary incontinence. Find out below who they are, when they have Urinary 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)

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence (inability to control the flow of urine and involuntary urination) has been reported by people with constipation, drug ineffective, dry mouth, urinary tract infection, weakness (latest reports from 21,205 Urinary incontinence patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

46,436 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien.
Among them, 424 people (0.91%) have Urinary Incontinence

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ambien cause Urinary incontinence?

Time on Ambien when people have Urinary Incontinence *:

  • < 1 month: 75.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.33 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Urinary Incontinence when taking Ambien *:

  • female: 61.18 %
  • male: 38.82 %

Age of people who have Urinary Incontinence when taking Ambien *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.3 %
  • 10-19: 1.48 %
  • 20-29: 2.66 %
  • 30-39: 13.02 %
  • 40-49: 18.64 %
  • 50-59: 27.51 %
  • 60+: 36.39 %

Severity if Urinary Incontinence when taking Ambien **:

  • least: 25 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 25 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (62 people)
  • Pain (56 people)
  • Anxiety (42 people)
  • Insomnia (38 people)
  • Sleep Disorder (37 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (151 people)
  • Xanax (109 people)
  • Prilosec (96 people)
  • Celebrex (85 people)
  • Oxycontin (84 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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