AMBIEN (zolpidem tartrate) is a gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) A agonist of the imidazopyridine class and is available in 5 mg and 10 mg.
Rare: allergic reaction, allergy aggravated, anaphylactic shock, face edema, hot flashes, increased ESR, pain, restless legs, rigors, tolerance increased, weight decrease. Frequent: asthenia. Infrequent: edema, falling, fatigue, fever, malaise, trauma. Cardiovascular system:.
The following serious adverse reactions are discussed in greater detail in other sections of the labeling:
The following table was derived from results of three placebo-controlled long-term efficacy trials involving AMBIEN (zolpidem tartrate).
Zolpidem, sold as the brand name Ambien among others, is a sedative primarily used for the treatment of trouble sleeping. It usually works within 15 minutes.
The United States patent for zolpidem was held by the French pharmaceutical corporation Sanofi-Aventis. Zolpidem is available from several generic manufacturers in the UK, as a generic from Sandoz in South Africa and TEVA in Israel, as well as from other manufacturers such as Ratiopharm and Takeda GmbH (both Germany). Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved 13 generic versions of zolpidem tartrate. On April 23, 2007, the U.S.
Zolpidem has rarely been associated with drug-seeking behavior, the risk of which is amplified in patients with a history of drug or alcohol abuse.
Ambien, a member of the class of medications known as hypnotics, was approved by the FDA in 1992. It was designed for short term use to.
In May of last year, the FDA acted again to change the labeling on Ambien, this time lowering the recommended dose and warning people who take the controlled release version that they "should not drive or engage in other activities that require complete mental alertness the day after taking the drug because zolpidem levels can remain high enough the next day to impair these activities." If the whole idea of taking a sleep aid is to treat insomnia so that you can function more effectively during the day, being instructed to avoid driving and other activities that require mental alertness seems to defeat the purpose of taking the drug in the first place.
The court agreed, saying that it would be an "injustice to hold her responsible for the undisclosed side effects of a popular and readily available medication that she was lawfully prescribed and properly administered.".
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Dizziness may occur. If this effect persists or worsens, l your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
l your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: memory loss, mental/mood/behavior changes (such as new/worsening depression, abnormal thoughts, thoughts of suicide, hallucinations, confusion, agitation, aggressive behavior, anxiety ).
Ambien (zolpidem) is a sedative, also called a hypnotic. Zolpidem affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with sleep problems insomnia). Misuse of this medication can result in dangerous side effects.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Do not freeze.
The recommended doses of zolpidem are not the same in men and women, and this drug is not approved for use in children. Misuse of this medication can result in dangerous side effects. Do not share this medication with another person, even if they have the same symptoms you have.
Avoid taking Ambien during travel, such as to sleep on an airplane. You may be awakened before the effects of the medication have worn off. Amnesia (forgetfulness) is more common if you do not get a full 7 to 8 hours of sleep after taking Ambien.
sleep apnea (breathing stops during sleep); myasthenia gravis;
Other brands: Zolpimist, Intermezzo, Edluar.
Common Ambien side effects may include:
An overdose of Ambien can be fatal, especially when it is taken together with other medications that can cause drowsiness.