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Review: could Zolpidem tartrate cause Dysphagia (Swallowing difficulty)?

Summary: Dysphagia is found among people who take Zolpidem tartrate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Cephalexin, and have Pain.

We study 11,353 people who have side effects while taking Zolpidem tartrate from FDA and social media. Among them, 136 have Dysphagia. Find out below who they are, when they have Dysphagia and more.

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Zolpidem tartrate

Zolpidem tartrate has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from 11,924 Zolpidem tartrate users)


Dysphagia (condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 36,358 Dysphagia patients)

On Apr, 18, 2015: 11,353 people reported to have side effects when taking Zolpidem tartrate. Among them, 136 people (1.20%) have Dysphagia.

Trend of Dysphagia in Zolpidem tartrate reports

Time on Zolpidem tartrate when people have Dysphagia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years

Gender of people who have Dysphagia when taking Zolpidem tartrate * :


Age of people who have Dysphagia when taking Zolpidem tartrate * :


Severity of Dysphagia when taking Zolpidem tartrate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe

How people recovered from Dysphagia ** :


Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (18 people, 13.24%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (16 people, 11.76%)
  3. Insomnia (13 people, 9.56%)
  4. Upper respiratory tract infection (13 people, 9.56%)
  5. Bone lesion (13 people, 9.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Cephalexin (32 people, 23.53%)
  2. Ambien (30 people, 22.06%)
  3. Ativan (28 people, 20.59%)
  4. Zometa (28 people, 20.59%)
  5. Coumadin (27 people, 19.85%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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