Ambien is the brand name that sold under the drug Zolpidem. Zolpidem or Ambien is used in the treatment of sleeping problems. After some therapy like cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia, behavioral changes mostly, the doctors recommend the drug called Ambien or Zolpidem. It has onset action within 1-2 hours of using this drug. The duration of action is nearly 3 hours. The other name of the drug Zolpidem or Ambien is Zolpidem tartrate. Ambien, Ambien CR, Edluar, Intermezzo, Zolpmist.
Side effects of Ambien or Zolpidem:
As you are using the drugs for sleeping problems instead of normal sleep, you may face some side effects while using this drug.
Most commonly, the common side effects of Ambien or Zolpidem:
- Dry mouth
- Upset stomach
- Muscle pain
- Swelling of face
These are very regular side effects that every person who uses this drug may face. Some other serious side effects are allergies, difficulty in breathing, swelling of face, lips, tongue, and throat.
If you are facing any side effects like depression, anxiety, aggression, confusion, unusual thoughts, hallucinations, short term memory, personality changes, suicidal thoughts then, immediately stop taking the drug Ambien or Zolpidem and consult the doctor immediately.
If you have any side effects like trouble breathing, trouble swallowing, severe drowsiness, weakness, light-headed, drugged like feeling
If you are taking the treatment for sleeping problems, then before he or she prescribes this medicine make sure to report about your medical history. If you have any allergies or any other symptoms before, then make sure to inform your doctor in detail.
If your family members also recommended by the drug Zolpidem or Ambien, then make sure not to share your medication with anyone. The doses of Zolpidem or Ambien they recommend may not same. The doses may changes from person to person and from men to women.
The children should not use this medication. If you take this drug in overdoses, then you have to face many serious side effects. You may feel dizzy the whole day sometimes. So, take the medicine as your doctor recommends.
If you are pregnant or about to be pregnant then make sure to take up to the last three months of pregnancy. If you continue to take medicine in the last three months of pregnancy, then the newborn baby may suffer from some breathing problems.
Misuse of this medicine Zolpidem can cause addiction to this drug. So, use this drug as recommended. If you want to increase the dose, then ask your doctor. Make sure to read all the prescriptions and make sure to follow all the precautions before using this drug Zolpidem or Ambien.