Zolpidem is employed to treat a particular sleep problem (insomnia) in adults. It helps you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer, so you can get a better night’s sleep. It may also reduce the amount of times you awaken during the night. Zolpidem belongs to a category of medicine called sedative-hypnotics. It acts on your brain to supply a relaxing effect.
How to use Ambien CR
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you begin taking zolpidem and every time you get a refill. If you’ve got any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication orally on an empty stomach as directed by your doctor, usually once an evening . Since zolpidem works quickly, take it right before you get into bed. Do not take it with or after a meal because it’ll not work as quickly.
Common side effects of Ambien CR include: drowsiness. Other side effects include: hallucination, myalgia, visual hallucination, anxiety, and nausea. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.
For the Consumer
Applies to zolpidem: tablet
Other dosage forms:
oral spray, oral tablet, oral tablet extended release
Along with its needed effects, zolpidem (the active ingredient contained in Ambien CR) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of those side effects may occur, if they are doing occur they’ll need medical attention.