What is Zolpidem?

Zolpidem has many brand names such as; Ambien, Ambien CR, Edluar, Intermezzo, Zolpimist. It is a sedative, also called a hypnotic that affects chemicals in your brain that may become unbalanced and cause sleep problems. Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia.  Zolpidem brands; Ambien, Edluar, and Zolpimist  are used to help you fall asleep when you first go to bed. Other forms of Zolphidem such as intermezzo is used to help you fall back to sleep if you wake up in the middle of the night and then have trouble sleeping.

Important Information about Zolpidem

Zolpidem may impair your thinking or reactions. You may still feel sleepy the morning after taking Zolpidem. Do not drive or take part in activities that require you to be alter until the effects of Zolpidem have worn off.

The have been reports of some people using this medicine have engaged in activity such as driving, eating, or making phone calls and later having no memory of the activity. If this happens to you contact your Doctor immediately.

Do not take Zolpidem with alcohol or drink before taking this medication.

Zolpiden may be habit forming. Prolonged use of this medication could result in patients developing a tolerance, dependency and withdrawal syndrome.

Do not share this medication with others. Keep in a safe place.

Zolpidem Side Effects

Along with the desired effects of Zolpidem there are often side effects associated with its use. Most commonly patients experience sleepiness or unusual drowsiness. While less common if you experience clumsiness or unsteadiness, confusion, or mental depression while taking Zolpidem contact your Doctor immediately.

If you experience any of the following symptoms of Zolpidem overdose seek emergency help immediately:

  • clumsiness or unsteadiness (severe)
  • dizziness (severe)
  • double vision or other vision problems
  • drowsiness (severe)
  • nausea (severe)
  • slow heartbeat
  • troubled breathing
  • vomiting (severe)

Zolpidem Uses

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia.  Zolpidem brands; Ambien, Edluar, and Zolpimist  are used to help you fall asleep when you first go to bed. Other forms of Zolphidem such as intermezzo is used to help you fall back to sleep if you wake up in the middle of the night and then have trouble sleeping. Zolphidem works by affecting chemicals in your brain that may become unbalanced and cause sleep problems.

Zolpidem is often sought out by drug abusers. So not intentionally misuse this medication. This could result in fatal effects. Prolonged use of Zolpidem can result in patients developing a tolerance, dependency and withdrawal syndrome.

Zolpidem Dosage and Directions

The recommended adult dose of Zolpidem immediate release is;

  • Men: 10 mg orally once daily immediately before bedtime
  • Women: 5 mg orally once daily immediately before bedtime
  • Geriatric: 5 mg once a day immediately before bedtime.

The recommended adult dose of Zolpidem controlled release is;

  • Men: 12.5 mg orally once daily immediately before bedtime
  • Women: 6.25 mg orally once daily immediately before bedtime
  • Geriatric: 6.25 mg orally once a day immediately before bedtime.