I previously posted about the diagnosis of insomnia, the difference between primary and secondary/comorbid insomnia, and the importance of evaluating for and treating any underlying causes of insomnia. I encourage you to read my Secondary Insomnia post before reading any more of this post. Today I will be talking more about medication treatment options for secondary (comorbid) insomnia. Although persons with primary insomnia (insomnia not due to an underlying medical or psychiatric disorder) typically do not complain of excessive daytime sleepiness, drowsiness or sleepiness are common symptoms of patients with secondary insomnia. Provigil (modafinil) is a wakefulness promoting agent that acts on a central portion of the brain called the hypothalamus to reduce sleepiness. Because it minimally affects the higher centers of the brain, such as the cortex, it is less likely to cause jitteriness and anxiety than Ritalin and other stimulants. Provigil has Food and Drug Administration (F...
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...
Generic Name: ZOLPIDEM EXTENDED-RELEASE - ORAL Pronounced: (ZOL-pi-dem) Ambien CR Oral Uses
Zolpidem is used for a short time 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
How To Use Ambien CR Oral
Read the Medication Guide and the Patient Instructions for
Use provided by your pharmacist before you start using zolpidem and each time
you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or
Prime the product according to the instructions before you
use it for the first time and if you have not used it for at least 14 days.
Point the spray away from your face and other people while you are priming
Spray this medication into your mouth over your tongue as
directed by your doctor, usually...
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