Zolpidem is a sleeping pill. It’s used to treat insomnia (when you might have trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep). It helps you fall asleep more quickly and makes you less likely to wake up during the night.
Is 5mg zolpidem safe?
The available evidence from placebo-controlled clinical trials is presented in section 5.1. Elderly or debilitated patients may be especially sensitive to the effects of zolpidem therefore a 5 mg dose is recommended. These recommended doses should not be exceeded.
Is zolpidem a good sleeping pill?
Used correctly, zolpidem may be a great option if you need a short-term medication to help you overcome a temporary bout of insomnia. If your health care provider prescribes zolpidem, and you take it as directed, zolpidem may help improve your sleep.
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.
Is it OK to take Ambien every night?
Ambien is designed for short term use only. Taking it at higher than recommended doses for long periods of time increases your chance of addiction.
Who should not take zolpidem?
3. Who can and can’t take zolpidem
- have had an allergic reaction to zolpidem or any other medicines in the past.
- have liver or kidney problems.
- have myasthenia gravis, an illness that causes muscle weakness.
- have breathing problems or sleep apnoea (where you stop breathing for short periods while sleeping)
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.
Is zolpidem bad for your kidneys?
Zolpidem (applies to Ambien) renal dysfunction
Moderate Potential Hazard, Low plausibility. Zolpidem is extensively metabolized by the liver and subsequently excreted in the urine, primarily as metabolites.
Is zolpidem bad for your liver?
(Review of efficacy and safety of zolpidem for insomnia based on 13 postmarketing studies in more than 61,000 patients states: “Zolpidem does not have any adverse effects on liver, cardiovascular, or renal function“).
Does zolpidem help with anxiety?
Zolpidem extended-release improves sleep and next-day symptoms in comorbid insomnia and generalized anxiety disorder. J Clin Psychopharmacol.
What should you not mix with Ambien?
Mixing alcohol with Ambien increases both drugs’ sedative effects on the central nervous system. Alcohol and zolpidem cause severe physical and cognitive impairment. The NHTSA warns, “Alcohol increases the sedation and decreases psychomotor performance produced by zolpidem.
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.