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 Pain . We study 38,754 people who have side effects while taking Zolpidem from FDA. Among them, 715 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 40,651 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 135,558 Constipation patients).

On Dec, 26, 2016

38,754 people reported to have side effects when taking Zolpidem.
Among them, 715 people (1.84%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Zolpidem cause Constipation?

Time on Zolpidem when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 53.12 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.75 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 18.75 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.38 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Zolpidem *:

  • female: 66.76 %
  • male: 33.24 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Zolpidem *:

  • 0-1: 0.17 %
  • 2-9: 0.34 %
  • 10-19: 1.2 %
  • 20-29: 2.23 %
  • 30-39: 8.59 %
  • 40-49: 13.4 %
  • 50-59: 20.1 %
  • 60+: 53.95 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (90 people, 12.59%)
  • Insomnia (88 people, 12.31%)
  • Depression (81 people, 11.33%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (80 people, 11.19%)
  • Sleep Disorder (60 people, 8.39%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (127 people, 17.76%)
  • Ambien (116 people, 16.22%)
  • Lorazepam (97 people, 13.57%)
  • Aspirin (93 people, 13.01%)
  • Oxycontin (80 people, 11.19%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (210 people, 29.37%)
  • Nausea (198 people, 27.69%)
  • Pain (192 people, 26.85%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (185 people, 25.87%)
  • Weakness (162 people, 22.66%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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