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...
For those of us who have been diagnosed with sleep
disorders, medications often become a part of our daily lives. Still, many people aren't aware of the possible
side effects of the sleep medication they take.
If you’re one of the many of us who take medications to help
us sleep, you should be aware that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
has requested that all manufacturers of sedative-hypnotic drug products, a
class of drugs used to induce and/or maintain sleep, strengthen their product
labeling to include stronger language concerning potential risks.
Sedative hypnotics (aka sleeping pills) have many possible
side effects and drug interactions, and patients using these medications noted
strange behavior in addition to the side effects listed on the initial FDA
label. Although all of these sleep aids can cause these problems, one medication,
Ambien (zolpidem) has been prominently featured in the news as a cause of these
problems, as it h...
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