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USES: This medication is used to treat insomnia (sleeping disorders).

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OverviewPhotosHow To UseSide EffectsPrecautionsMissed DoseDrug Interactions

This medication is used to treat insomnia (sleeping disorders).
  • Elderly persons are usually more sensitive to the effects of this medication.
  • Use cautiously.
  • You may experience sleeping difficulties on the first night after stopping this medication.
  • Be aware of this effect.
  • If the problem continues, contact your doctor.

  • Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat and light.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.


Ambien (zolpidem) 10 mg
Ambien (zolpidem) 10 mg

How To Use
  • Take this medication by mouth immediately before bedtime on an empty stomach or as directed.
  • This medication is usually taken for short periods of 7 to 10 days.
  • Take this exactly as prescribed.
  • Do not increase the dose or take this for longer than prescribed.

Side Effects
  • Daytime drowsiness, dizziness, headache, nausea, stomach upset, vomiting, diarrhea, lightheadedness, and dry mouth may occur.
  • If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor.
  • The following side effects have been rarely reported.
  • Notify your doctor if you develop chest pain, rapid heart rate, difficulty breathing, skin rash, fever, behavior changes, mental confusion, abnormal thinking or depression while taking this medication.
  • To avoid dizziness and lightheadedness when rising from a seated or lying position, get up slowly.
  • Also avoid intake of alcoholic beverages which will aggravate these effects.
  • Because this medication causes drowsiness, use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

  • Tell your doctor if you have any pre-existing kidney disease, liver disease, lung disease, a history of drug dependence or depression, breathing problems or if you have any allergies.
  • This medication should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • Since small amounts of this medication are found in breast milk, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • Take your dose at or near bedtime.
  • If you miss a dose, do not take it if it is near the time for your next dose.
  • Instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take including any medication for depression or seizures, narcotic pain relievers or sedatives.
  • Avoid the use of alcohol while taking this medication.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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User Medicine Opinions for Ambien
Latest opinions Results: 1-5 of 6
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Overall:5 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 20
Location: Port Charlotte, FL
Time Taken: 1 weeks

Reason: Can't sleep while depressed Date: 24 May 2011
Side Effects
I guess the best way to describe the feeling is "high". You feel very strange, irritated (constant wiggling my foot), yet oddly focused. Your imagination will run wild - daydreams are common.

Additional Thoughts
If you take Ambien, you don't just "pass out" immediately. It doesn't even make you that tired. It just makes it so that if you

Overall:5 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: M
Age: 20
Location: annapolis, maryland
Time Taken: 2 weeks

Reason: Insomnia Date: 4 March 2010
Side Effects

Additional Thoughts
It doesn't actually make me tired, it just makes it so I can sleep if I try

Overall:5 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: M
Age: 21
Location: Florida
Time Taken: months

Reason: Insomnia Date: 20 July 2009
Side Effects
Hallucinations, feeling of being high

Additional Thoughts
Ive been taking ambien for about a year firstly for the amazing sleep i would ingage in but than i started taking for college; apparently if i took it in the morning before class i would breeze through my engineering classes with no stress.

Overall:5 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: M
Age: 26
Location: milwaukee
Time Taken: 3 years

Reason: staying asleep Date: 8 December 2008
Side Effects

Additional Thoughts
I started taking ambien in college so I could get a full night sleep when I really needed to. I soon discovered that if you take it and stay awake for awhile it works like a hypnotic so you can get things done without thinking about. I don't like working out to much so I take an ambien and you can do hundreds of sit-ups or curls without even realizing it.

Overall:3 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 46
Location: Utah
Time Taken: 6 months

Reason: I can't fall asleep my mind won't slow down long enough. Date: 23 September 2008
Side Effects
I have taken ambien for 6 months and I never know if it will kick in quickly or take two hours. So I have taken it and done strange things like cut my hair off and had no idea I was until my husband seen me and I told him these people were fixing my hair. The next day I had to have my hair pretty much shaved off because I had ruined it. This was the worst experience with ambien. But I've tried so many others that can't keep me asleep or make me so sleepy the next day.

Additional Thoughts
I suffer from depression, chronic fatigue and my specialist thinks I have Fibromialga. I'm going to a neuorologist to get some answers. Right now I take ambien at night and dexidrine to wake up and stay wake thru the day. Doesn't make sense to me.

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