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A 42-year-old female asked:

can ambien (zolpidem) 10mg cause teeth and jaw clenching? i've been on it for about a week and have had really sore jaw. cold turkey off trazodone 150 for a month so i don't know if i am suffering from trazodone withdrawals or it's the ambien (zolpidem)?

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Dr. Matthew Smith
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Possibly: Pretty much any medicine can cause bruxism -- tooth grinding, although this medicine certainly doesn't do so commonly. Discuss this with you prescriber.
Dr. Patricia Foster
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Rare but possible: Talk to prescribing doctor re stopping Ambien (zolpidem). Tooth grinding/jaw clenching should disappear if from this med. If this persists, see your doctor or dentist. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bruxism/basics/definition/con-20029395

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