Generic name: Zolpidem Tartrate
Brand name: Ambien
Zolpidem Sleeping Tablets
Zolpidem is a short term solution for insomnia. It can treat the problem of sleeplessness but only on short term basis.
Some facts about Zolpidem
Usually, the sleep problems last for just a week and they are mostly temporary. If your insomnia exceeds two weeks, then it might be an indication for some medical issue. If you require Zolpidem for 7-10 days then be sure you visit your doctor.
Dosage for Zolpidem
Zolpidem is quite effective. You simply have to take the medicine before you go to bed. However be sure that you take the prescribed dose only. Take the medicine only when you need it. Never shift to double dose.
Keep Zolpidem at room temperature. Like all medicines, it also needs to be kept protected from extreme heat.
Side effects of Zolpidem
- The side effects of the medicines are not predictable. If you feel change or you develop intensity, it is recommended to visit your physician immediately. He will tell you whether you can consume the medicine or not.
- Common side effects of Zolpidem include headache, feeling like an addict, dizziness, nausea, allergy, and indigestion.
- There is no such situation in which it is not safe to consume Zolpidem so it can be used in almost all situations.
Precautions while taking Zolpidem
Those who are constantly using the medicine for weeks, you might feel that you have lost the effectiveness. If you take high dose or you consume the medicine for a long time then you might become dependent on the medication for sleeping.
Individuals who have been consuming Zolpidem with serotonin improving antidepressants have found unusual transformation in behaviour and thinking. If you notice any such change, it is best you go see your doctor.
Sleep medicines can make you suffer from memory loss.
If you are about to travel overnight and your flight is less than 7 hours, never take Zolpidem otherwise you might suffer from traveller’s amnesia.
When you are taking Zolpidem for the first time, make sure that you don’t have to do any such work the next day for which you need to be alert. Adults must be more careful because the drowsiness caused by the medicine can even make you fall.
Those individuals who have liver problem should be careful while taking Zolpidem. If you had been taking it more than a week, then before you stop the dosage, make sure you consult your doctor. Sudden withdrawal can also make you suffer from side effects such as cramps, mood swings and even vomiting.
It is recommended not to drink alcohol when you are taking the medication. This can increase the side effects.
Those who experience breathing problems by using Zolpidem can make them worse.
If the drug is used with other medications, then the effects of Zolpidem itself may increase or decrease or even altered.
For ladies who are pregnant or on breastfeed
If you are expecting, do confirm your doctor before taking Zolpidem. Such drugs reveal their symptoms after birth. The mothers who are nursing should never take Zolpidem.
Don’t take too much Zolpidem as it will make you feel sleepy all the time. Consult with your doctor immediately, if you took overdose of Zolpidem.
Zolpidem for people who suffer from insomnia.