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    Can Ambien cause black stools?

Posted on Tue, 19 Mar 2019 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Can ambien cause black stool especially if diet contains lots of candy
Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 26 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes, it can.

Detailed Answer:


Please note that it is a rare but reported side effect of Ambien to cause black or tarry colored stools occurring in less than 1% of patients using it.

I hope I answered your question.

Dr. Salah Saad Shoman, Internal Medicine Specialist

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