zolpidem

What is Zolpidem?


Zolpidem belongs to the group of medicines called central nervous system (CNS) depressants (medicines that slow down the nervous system). Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (trouble in sleeping). Zolpidem helps you get to sleep faster and sleep through the night. In general, when sleep medicines are used every night for a long time, they may lose their effectiveness. In most cases, sleep medicines should be used only for short periods of time, such as 1 or 2 days, and generally for no longer than 1 or 2 weeks.

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Also known as Ambien, ambien cr, Stilnox, zolpidem tartrate, Stilnoct, Dalparan, Amsic
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Zolpidem

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Zolpidem belongs to a class of medications called sedative-hypnotics. It works by slowing activity in the brain to allow sleep.

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Ambien

Zolpidem belongs to the group of medicines called central nervous system (CNS) depressants (medicines that slow down the nervous system). Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (trouble in sleeping). Zolpidem helps you get to sleep faster and sleep through the night. In general, when sleep medicines are used every night for a long time, they may lose their effectiveness. In most cases, sleep medicines should be used only for short periods of time, such as 1 or 2 days, and generally for no longer than 1 or 2 weeks.

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Ambien CR

Ambien CR contains zolpidem tartrate, a non-benzodiazepine hypnotic of the imidazopyridine class. Ambien CR (zolpidem tartrate extended-release tablets) is available in 6.25 mg and 12.5 mg strength tablets for oral administration. Ambien CR is indicated for the treatment of insomnia characterized by difficulties with sleep onset and/or sleep maintenance. (1) 2 DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION 2.1 Dosage in adults 2.2 Special populations 2.3 Use with CNS depressants 2.4 Administration 3 DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS 4 CONTRAINDICATIONS 5 WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS 5.1 Need to evaluate for co-morbid diagnoses 5.2 Severe anaphylactic and anaphylactoid reactions 5.3 Abnormal thinking and behavioral changes 5.4 Withdrawal effects 5.5 CNS depressant effects 5.6 Special populations 6 ADVERSE REACTIONS 6.1 Clinical trials experience 7 DRUG INTERACTIONS 7.1 CNS-active drugs 7.2 Drugs that affect drug metabolism via cytochrome P450 7.3 Other drugs with no interaction with zolpidem 7.4 Drug-laboratory test interactions 8 USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS 8.1 Pregnancy 8.2 Labor and delivery 8.3 Nursing mothers 8.4 Pediatric use 8.5 Geriatric use 9 DRUG ABUSE AND DEPENDENCE 9.1 Controlled substance 9.2 Abuse 9.3 Dependence 10 OVERDOSAGE 10.1 Signs and symptoms 10.2 Recommended treatment 11 DESCRIPTION 12 CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY 12.1 Mechanism of action 12.3 Pharmacokinetics 13 NONCLINICAL TOXICOLOGY 13.1 Carcinogenesis, mutagenesis, impairment of fertility 14 CLINICAL STUDIES 14.1 Controlled clinical trials 14.2 Studies pertinent to safety concerns for sedative/hypnotic drugs 16 HOW SUPPLIED/STORAGE AND HANDLING 17 PATIENT COUNSELING INFORMATION 17.1 Severe anaphylactic and anaphylactoid reactions 17.2 Sleep-driving and other complex behaviors 17.3 Administration instructions 17.4 Medication Guide FULL PRESCRIBING INFORMATION...

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Ambien CR

Ambien CR contains zolpidem tartrate, a non-benzodiazepine hypnotic of the imidazopyridine class.

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Ambien CR

Ambien CR belongs to a group of medicines known as sedative/hypnotics, or sleep medicines. Ambien CR is used for the short-term treatment of insomnia, which includes trouble falling asleep, waking up too early in the morning, or waking up often during the night.

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Ambien CR

An immediate-release formulation of zolpidem tartrate was evaluated in healthy subjects in single-dose interaction studies for several CNS drugs. A study involving haloperidol and zolpidem tartrate revealed no effect of haloperidol on the pharmacokinetics or pharmacodynamics of zolpidem. Imipramine in combination with zolpidem tartrate produced no pharmacokinetic interaction other than a 20% decrease in peak levels of imipramine, but there was an additive effect of decreased alertness. Similarly,...

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Ambien CR

In clinical trials with Ambien CR, 3.5% of 201 patients receiving 6.25-mg or 12.5-mg of Ambien CR discontinued treatment because of an adverse event. Events most commonly associated with discontinuation were somnolence (1.0%) and dizziness (1.0%).

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Ambien CR

Because sleep disturbances may be the presenting manifestation of a physical and/or psychiatric disorder, symptomatic treatment of insomnia should be initiated only after a careful evaluation of the patient. The failure of insomnia to remit after 7 to 10 days of treatment may indicate the presence of a primary psychiatric and/or medical illness that should be evaluated. Worsening of insomnia or the emergence of new thinking or behavior abnormalities may be the consequence of an unrecognized...

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Ambien CR

Ambien CR (zolpidem tartrate extended-release tablets) is indicated for the treatment of insomnia, characterized by difficulties with sleep onset and/or sleep maintenance (as measured by wake time after sleep onset). (See Clinical Pharmacology: Controlled trials supporting safety and efficacy.)

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In case of emergency/overdose
In case of overdose, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call local emergency services at 911.

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Medicine storage
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature, away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.

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Missed dose
Zolpidem should only be taken at bedtime. If you did not take zolpidem at bedtime and you are unable to fall asleep, you may take zolpidem if you will be able to remain in bed for 7-8 hours afterward. Do not take zolpidem if you are not ready to go to sleep right away and stay asleep for at least 7-8 hours.

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Other information
Keep all appointments with your doctor.

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Other uses for this medicine
This medication may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

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Precautions
It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits to make sure this medicine is working properly and to check for unwanted effects.

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Proper use
Zolpidem comes as a tablet and an extended-release (long-acting) tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken as needed at bedtime. Zolpidem will work faster if it is not taken with a meal or immediately after a meal. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take zolpidem exactly as directed.

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Proper Use
Take this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered. If too much is taken, it may become habit-forming (causing mental or physical dependence).

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Side effects
Zolpidem may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: drowsiness weakness headache dizziness 'drugged feeling' unsteady walking difficulty keeping balance constipation diarrhea gas heartburn stomach pain or tenderness changes in appetite uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body burning or tingling in the hands, arms, feet, or legs unusual dreams dry mouth or throat ringing, pain, or itching in the ears eye redness muscle aches or cramps...

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Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

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Special diatery instructions
Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, continue your normal diet.

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Special precautions
Before taking zolpidem,tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to zolpidem or any other medications..

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Uses
Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Zolpidem belongs to a class of medications called sedative-hypnotics. It works by slowing activity in the brain to allow sleep.

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