Zolpidem contains a medicine called zolpidem tartrate. This belongs to a group of medicines called hypnotics. It works by acting on your brain to help you sleep. Zolpidem is used for temporary sleep problems in adults that are causing you severe distress or that are affecting your everyday life.
What are the side effects of zolpidem tartrate?
Common side effects of Ambien (zolpidem) include:
- Daytime drowsiness,
- “Drugged” feeling,
- Loss of coordination,
- Stuffy nose,
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.
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 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)
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.
Does zolpidem help with anxiety?
Zolpidem extended-release improves sleep and next-day symptoms in comorbid insomnia and generalized anxiety disorder. J Clin Psychopharmacol.
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 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.
Is zolpidem 5 mg safe?
FDA has informed the manufacturers that the recommended dose of zolpidem for women should be lowered from 10 mg to 5 mg for immediate-release products (Ambien, Edluar, and Zolpimist) and from 12.5 mg to 6.25 mg for extended-release products (Ambien CR).