Generic Name: ZOLPIDEM - ORAL Pronounced: (ZOHL-pee-dem) Ambien Oral Uses
Zolpidem is used to treat sleep problems (insomnia) in
adults. If you have trouble falling asleep, it helps you fall asleep faster, so
you can get a better night's rest. Zolpidem belongs to a class of drugs called
sedative-hypnotics. It acts on your brain to produce a calming
This medication is usually limited to short treatment
periods of 1 to 2 weeks or less.
How To Use Ambien Oral
Read the Medication Guide and, if available, the Patient
Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start taking
zolpidem and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your
doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth on an empty stomach as
directed by your doctor, usually once a night. Since zolpidem works quickly,
take it right before you get into bed. Do not take it with or after a meal
because it will not work as quickly...
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