Ambien is a medicine that is prescribed for the treatment of short-term insomnia in adults. The sleep medicine, which comes as a tablet that is taken once a day immediately before bedtime, has proven to be effective in helping people fall asleep faster, sleep longer, and establish a higher quality of sleep.

Ambien has the active ingredient of zolpidem tartrate which is a prescribed medication that has been licensed to treat short-term insomnia in adults. Ambien is manufactured by sanofi-aventis. Ambien is part of a class of medications called sedative/hypnotics, which are known more commonly as sleep medicine.Based on clinical studies, when compared to people who did not take Ambien, people who took Ambien had fell asleep faster, Slept longer, Had higher-quality sleep, Had fewer awakenings.

How to Use Ambien Sleping Pills

  • The recommended starting dosage is Ambien 10 mg, taken immediately before bed.
  • For people who are taking other medicines that affect the brain, have liver disease, or are older, the recommended starting dose may be Ambien 5 mg.
  • The medication should be taken right before you go to bed.
  • Your Ambien dosage should be taken without food.
  • Ambien works quickly; make sure that you are ready for sleep before taking it. Do not take the drug before driving or performing any tasks that require concentration.
  • In general, Ambien is used for only one to two days. It should not be used for more than one to two weeks.

Cautions before use Ambien Sleping Pills

  • If you drink alcohol, let your healthcare provider know prior to starting Ambien. People should not use alcohol when taking Ambien because it can increase the risks of developing Ambien side effects.
  • Ambien is considered a hypnotic/sedative type of medication. If you notice any changes in your behavior, such as anything unusual and/or disturbing, while taking Ambien or other sleep medicines.
  • People who are elderly or debilitated can be quite sensitive to the effects of Ambien. Because of this, a lower dosage of Ambien is generally recommended.
  • Ambien has been known to cause memory loss (amnesia), when a person cannot remember what has happened for several hours after taking the medicine.
  • Ambien can be addicting. Make sure you do not take the medicine for longer than 30 days.

Ambien Sleping Pills Side Effects

The side effects which may occur due to the usage of Ambien are as follows:

  • Dry mouth
  • Allergic reaction
  • Heart palpitations
  • Tiredness
  • sinusitis
  • Unexplained rash
  • Abnormal dreams
  • Daytime drowsiness
  • Difficulty with coordination

Ambien Sleping Pills Reactions and Overdose

When Ambien is taken with certain other medications, interactions may occur. These drug interactions can cause the body to metabolize the drugs differently than intended. For example, medications such as imipramine and chlorpromazine may cause an additional decrease of awareness in patients. Other possible drug interactions with Ambien may include flumazenil, rifampin, and alcohol.

People who experience an overdose of Ambien may develop symptoms such as excessive tiredness, lung failure, heart failure, or light coma.

Treatment for an Ambien overdose also involves closely monitoring the heart and lungs.


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