Zolpidem tartrate extended-release tablets should be swallowed whole, and not be divided, crushed, or chewed. The effect of zolpidem tartrate extended-release tablets may be slowed by ingestion with or immediately after a meal.
Can zolpidem be crushed?
Swallow the tablet whole with a drink of water. Do not crush or chew it. You can take zolpidem with or without food.
What happens if you crush zolpidem?
Do not crush, chew, or break a zolpidem tartrate tablet. Swallow the tablet whole. It is specially manufactured to release medicine slowly in the body. Breaking the tablet would cause an increase in the amount of medication released into the body at one time.
Can you crush extended-release Ambien?
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. Do not crush or chew extended-release tablets. Doing so can release all of the drug at once, increasing the risk of side effects.
Can you crush Ambien pills?
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. Do not crush or chew extended-release tablets.
Can you dissolve zolpidem in water?
Take this medication by mouth on an empty stomach as directed by your doctor, usually just before you get into bed. Do not take it with or after a meal because it will not work as quickly. Place the tablet under your tongue and let it dissolve. Do not swallow the tablet or take it with water.
Can you take 20 mg of zolpidem?
No consistent discontinuation effects were found. Zolpidem was hypnotically active at doses as low as 5.0 and 7.5 mg, and sleep stage effects occurred only at the 20 mg dose, thus separating the dose range of hypnotic and sleep stage effects.
How many mg of zolpidem is safe?
For oral dosage form (tablets): Adults—5 milligrams (mg) for women and 5 or 10 mg for men once a day at bedtime. Your doctor may increase your dose as needed. However, do not take more than 10 mg per day.
Can you take 2 zolpidem 10mg?
Zolpidem must only be taken at bedtime. If you forget to take your tablet at bedtime, then you should not take it at any other time, otherwise you may feel drowsy, dizzy and confused during the day. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet. Keep taking zolpidem until your doctor tells you to stop.
What if Ambien stops working?
Dependence occurs when the body has become so used to the presence of Ambien that is is no longer able to function “normally” without it. If the user either stops taking Ambien or reduces their dose, their body may react negatively, and withdrawal symptoms may appear.
What happens if you take Ambien and stay awake?
People who take Ambien and force themselves to stay awake are much more likely to perform unconscious actions and not remember them. Other side effects of Ambien abuse might include: Amnesia. Muscle weakness.
Does Ambien shorten your life?
Hypnotic sleeping pills could even shorten your life: A 2012 study published in Pharmacology and Therapeutics found that use of hypnotics such as Ambien and Restoril is associated with a nearly five-fold increased risk of early death.
How do I know if zolpidem is extended-release?
Dosage Forms and Strengths
Zolpidem tartrate extended-release tablets, USP 6.25 mg are pink, round, coated tablet debossed with “T” on one side and plain on other side. Zolpidem tartrate extended-release tablets, USP 12.5 mg are blue, round, coated tablets debossed with “Z” on one side and plain on other side.