Could Zolpidem cause Constipation - from FDA reports


Summary

Constipation is found among people who take Zolpidem, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Depression . We study 22,732 people who have side effects while taking Zolpidem from FDA. Among them, 401 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Zolpidem

Zolpidem has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from Zolpidem 40,642 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression (latest reports from 135,346 Constipation patients).

On Nov, 25, 2016

22,732 people reported to have side effects when taking Zolpidem.
Among them, 401 people (1.76%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Zolpidem cause Constipation?

Time on Zolpidem when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 55.56 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 5.56 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.11 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 22.22 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.56 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Zolpidem *:

  • female: 65.12 %
  • male: 34.88 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Zolpidem *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.31 %
  • 10-19: 1.25 %
  • 20-29: 1.87 %
  • 30-39: 11.84 %
  • 40-49: 13.71 %
  • 50-59: 22.43 %
  • 60+: 48.6 %

Severity of Constipation **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 33.33 %
  • severe: 66.67 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (95 people, 23.69%)
  • Ambien (72 people, 17.96%)
  • Lorazepam (60 people, 14.96%)
  • Oxycontin (55 people, 13.72%)
  • Cymbalta (49 people, 12.22%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Depression (53 people, 13.22%)
  • Pain (51 people, 12.72%)
  • Sleep Disorder (43 people, 10.72%)
  • High Blood Pressure (37 people, 9.23%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (31 people, 7.73%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Pain (141 people, 35.16%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (128 people, 31.92%)
  • Fatigue (124 people, 30.92%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (119 people, 29.68%)
  • Nausea (118 people, 29.43%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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