Zolpidem (ambien): Uses, Dosage & Side Effects

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Zolpidem (Ambien) is a potent sedative. It is mainly used to treat the sleep disorders or insomnia. The immediate effect of this tablet makes the patient to sleep immediately after the intake of this medicine.  At first of all, the tablet helps to fall asleep quickly and the second layer will help you to maintain that sleep for a longer duration.

Information about Zolpidem:

You may feel asleep, after a long sleep by taking this medicine. It may divert your thinking capabilities . The effect of this medicine has a major effect on women in the case of extended release tablets. Wait for four hours to do regular works. It can cause severe allergic reactions if this is the case seek medical emergency as quickly as possible. Don’t share the medicine with any another person because the medicine dose differs from person to person. Generally,  it is not recommended for children. Misuse can cause severe side effects. After taking this medication, people will use to forgot the what they have done, during the period of this medication. It is a habit forming drug, do not take this medication, if you are consumed alcohol. It can be used as the exactly how the doctor has prescribed, directions written on the prescription label should be followed by the patient. It is not to be used in small or large doses and also no longer than prescribed. Read the all instructions and patient related information.

Dosage pattern of Zolpidem:

Firstly, very low amount of dose can be used, the doses consist of 5mg in women and 5-10mg in men, if the is not effective, then increase the dose up to 10mg. only one dose should be taken for one night. The total dose of this drug should not exceed the 10mg per day. The dose variation in men and women because the drug clearance rate is lower in women.

Zolpidem overdose:

The overdose of Zolpidem is more dangerous. Especially in the combination with other medicines. It can cause the symptoms like:

  • Sleepiness
  • Shallow breathing
  • Confusion
  • Forgetfulness
  • Coma

Zolpidem addiction:

If you became dependent on ambient, you can experience addiction. The addiction may cause due to certain reasons such as:

  • Taking drug more than prescribed
  • The desire of obtaining the drug substance
  • Enjoying the activities after obtaining, and using the substances
  • Misuse can cause intrapersonal, social consequences

Zolpidem Side- effects:

Severity: major

  • Depression
  • unsteadiness
  • confusion
  • fast heartbeat
  • Difficulty with breathing
  • swelling of the face
  • wheezing
  • falling
  • skin rash
  • trouble sleeping
  • unusual excitement

Severity: minor

  • sleepiness
  • stomach pain
  • loss of appetite
  • bladder pain
  • blurred vision
  • chest discomfort
  • confusion
  • constipation
  • chills
  • diarrhea
  • double vision
  • discouragement

Zolpidem (Ambien): brand names

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