Review: could Zolpidem cause Constipation?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 9, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 24,300 people who take Zolpidem. Among them, 455 have Constipation. See who they are, when they have Constipation and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Zolpidem (latest outcomes from 25,479 users) has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia, sleep disorder. Commonly reported side effects of Zolpidem include nausea, nausea aggravated, completed suicide, fever, stress and anxiety.
Constipation (latest reports from 494,566 patients) has been reported by people with pain, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.
On Mar, 9, 2014: 24,300 people reported to have side effects when taking Zolpidem. Among them, 455 people (1.87%) have Constipation. They amount to 0.09% of all the 493,338 people who have Constipation.
Time on Zolpidem when people have Constipation * :
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Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Zolpidem * :
Age of people who have Constipation when taking Zolpidem * :
Severity of Constipation when taking Zolpidem ** :
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How people recovered from Constipation ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (65 people, 14.29%)
- Pain (53 people, 11.65%)
- Insomnia (51 people, 11.21%)
- Multiple myeloma (43 people, 9.45%)
- Hypertension (30 people, 6.59%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zolpidem tartrate (242 people, 53.19%)
- Zometa (107 people, 23.52%)
- Lorazepam (101 people, 22.20%)
- Ambien (98 people, 21.54%)
- Aspirin (96 people, 21.10%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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