Ambien (zolpidem)

In adults, zolpidem is used to treat a sleep disorder known as insomnia. It helps you fall asleep quickly if you have difficulties falling asleep, so you can have a better night’s sleep. Sedative-hypnotics, such as zolpidem, are a kind of medication. It has a relaxing effect by acting on your brain. This drug is normally prescribed for a brief length of time, usually 1 to 2 weeks.

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to zolpidem or if you have any other allergies before taking it. Inactive chemicals may be included in this product, causing allergic reactions or other issues. For further information, speak with your pharmacist.

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any of the following medical conditions: kidney disease, liver disease, mental/mood problems (such as depression, thoughts of suicide), personal or family history of a substance use disorder (such as overuse of or addiction to drugs/alcohol), personal or family history of sleepwalking, lung/breathing problems (such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD, sleep apnea), a certain muscle disease (myasthenia gravis).

Ambien dosage and administration

Before you start taking zolpidem, read the Medication Guide and, if available, the Patient Information Leaflet issued by your pharmacist, as well as each time you obtain a refill. Inquire with your doctor or pharmacist if you have any concerns.

Take this medicine by mouth, generally once a night, on an empty stomach, as prescribed by your doctor. Take zolpidem just before bedtime since it acts swiftly. It will not function as rapidly if you take it with or after a meal.

Take this medication only if you have time to get a full night’s sleep of at least 7 to 8 hours. If you have to get up earlier, you may have memory loss and have difficulty safely doing activities that need attentiveness, such as driving or operating equipment. (See also the section on Precautions.)

Dosage is determined by your gender, age, medical condition, any drugs you’re taking, and treatment response. Do not raise the dosage, take it more often, or use it for longer than the manufacturer recommends. Take no more than 10 milligrammes each day. Because the medicine is eliminated from the body more slowly in women than in males, they are frequently given a smaller dosage. To reduce the chance of adverse effects, older persons are frequently given a lower dosage.

Side effects of Ambien

It’s possible that this drug will make you tired throughout the day. If you experience sleepiness throughout the day, see your doctor. It’s possible that your dosage may need to be modified. Remember that your doctor provided this medicine because he or she believes the benefit to you outweighs the risk of adverse effects. The majority of individuals who use this medicine do not have any substantial adverse effects. Memory loss, mental/mood/behavior problems (such as new/worsening sadness, aberrant thoughts, thoughts of suicide, hallucinations, disorientation, agitation, violent conduct, anxiety) should all be reported to your doctor immediately away. This medicine seldom causes a severe allergic response. However, if you detect any signs of a major allergic response, such as a rash, itching/swelling (particularly of the face/tongue/throat), extreme dizziness, or problems breathing, get medical treatment immediately once. This isn’t an exhaustive list of potential adverse effects. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any additional side effects not mentioned above.

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