What is Zolpidem/ Ambien
Zolpidem also known as Ambien is a sedative used for the treatment of Insomnia. Zolpidem/ Ambien is most effective in initiating sleep. In most of the cases it is used if you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. Zolpidem/ Ambien increases the activity of GABA. GABA is a chemical in the body that causes Sleepiness. Zolpidem/ Ambien also has some muscle relaxant and anticonvulsant properties.
Information before taking Zolpidem/ Ambien
Zolpidem/ Ambien is prescribed by the doctor for the treatment Insomnia however a few things should be taken in consideration before taking Zolpidem. You should be well aware of the adaptability of your body and medical advice should be taken before taking the medication. Inform your doctor for the following
*Pregnant or planning to become pregnant
*Allergic to particular ingredient present in Zolpidem/ Ambien
*Kidney or Liver Disease
*Physical Disability and abused drug and alcohol
Your Doctor should always be aware of all these conditions prior to prescribe Zolpidem/ Ambien as the results could be worse. Sometimes people may have some adverse effects of Ambien like short in breathe and swelling. Zolpidem/ Ambien should not be taken more than 2-4 weeks else the withdrawal symptoms can be experienced. Zolpidem/ Ambien is an addictive substance and should be used fairly to avoid any health issues in the future. Zolpidem/ Ambien can interact with other medications you may be taking which can prevent the drug from working well. It is advised to take Zolpidem/ Ambien when you go to bed, eating food with Zolpidem may make the drug take longer to work.
Zolpidem/ Ambien Usage Instruction
Zolpidem/ Ambien is a Oral Tablet which is non Chew able and should be swallowed with water few minutes before bed time. It is not recommended to take the drug if you have to drive or work that needs you to be alert. Your doctor can tell you more about the possible dosages looking at your medical condition. Your dosage, drug form and how often you can take the drug will depend on:
*The condition being treated (Insomnia)
*How Severe your Sleeplessness/ Insomnia is
*How your body reacts to the first dose (is it giving you enough sleep and with no complications)
Side Effects of Zolpidem/ Ambien
Zolpidem/ Ambien has some common side effects like other medications some of those are Drowsiness, Tiredness, Sleepiness during the day, Nausea and Headache. Zolpidem/ Ambien is also considered as a addictive drug and if you stop taking it suddenly that might result in some withdrawal symptoms. Symptoms can include Muscle cramps, Vomiting, Sweating and Flushing (warming and reddening of skin). This can also include nervousness, panic attacks or uncontrolled crying which is rare, it is advised to consult doctor before quitting the drug. If you take too much you could have high level of drug in your body. Overdose may cause drowsiness loss of consciousness or trouble breathing.
Contact Doctor if following side effect is experienced (Rare Side Effects)
*Thoughts like harming yourself and suicide
*Hallucinations and amnesia
*Swelling of your tongue or face