Hypnotics are another name for sedatives like Ambien and other drugs in this class. Zolpidem has an influence on the chemicals in the brain, some of which may be out of balance in those who have difficulty falling or staying asleep (also known as insomnia).
Ambien is recommended that you take the tablet with the fast release just when you go into bed so that Ambien will help you fall asleep more quickly. The extended-release formulation of Ambien, which is known as Ambien CR, has two layers: the first layer dissolves quickly in order to assist with falling asleep, and the second layer dissolves slowly in order to assist with remaining asleep once one has already fallen asleep. Both layers work together to help one fall asleep and stay asleep.
Some people have described that after taking Ambien, they engaged in activities such as driving, eating, strolling, making phone calls, or having sex, but later on they had no recall of having done those things. Other people have reported having no memory of having done those things at all. In the event that this happens to you, you should immediately stop taking this medicine and speak with your primary care physician about the possibility of finding another treatment for your sleep disorder.
You should not take Ambien if you have ever had an allergic reaction to zolpidem because Ambien contains zolpidem. Lactose could be present in the pills; however, this is not guaranteed. Use caution if you are sensitive to lactose.
Prior to receiving a prescription for Ambien, a patient must be at least 18 years old. This age restriction applies to both males and females.
If you want to make sure that Ambien is safe for you to use Ambien, Ambien is imperative that you tell your doctor if you have ever had any of the following conditions:
You should take Ambien in line with the directions that were given to you by your attending physician. Always be sure that you are following each and every instruction that is printed on the label of the medication that you are taking. You should never, ever take this medication in larger amounts or for a longer period of time than what is recommended in the patient directions.
There is a difference in the amount of zolpidem that is recommended for males and females, and the Food and Drug Administration does not approve of the use of this medication in young people.
You need to make sure that you go through and study every single piece of patient information, prescription recommendations, and instruction document that has been supplied to you. If you have any inquiries, you should consult with either your family physician or your local pharmacist.
Ambien’s probable that Zolpidem will cause addiction in certain people. Misuse of a substance can result in physical dependence, accidental overdose, and even death. Ambien is against the law in any form to sell or give away Ambien. This includes giving Ambien free.
You should not offer any of this medication to the other person, even if they are having the same symptoms as you are, because Ambien could make their condition worse. There is a difference in the amount of Ambien that is regarded safe for men and women to consume, and Ambien is not permitted for children to take this medication. Abuse of this medication can result in the development of adverse effects that could even be fatal.
Never use Ambien if you won’t have at least seven to eight hours of unbroken sleep before you have to get up and start your day.
Use of Ambien should be limited to only a short time period. If, after taking this medication for seven to ten consecutive nights in a row, your symptoms of insomnia do not improve or if they become worse, you should make an appointment with your primary care physician. You shouldn’t take Ambien for more than four or five weeks at a time without first discussing Ambien with your doctor, and you shouldn’t use Ambien for longer than that.
If you have been taking Ambien for an extended period of time, you should not stop taking the prescription all of a sudden or you could experience significant withdrawal symptoms. Have a discussion with the primary care physician you see about the best way to treat the withdrawal symptoms you will experience once you stop taking the drug.
When you stop taking Ambien, you face the chance of suffering a return of your insomnia symptoms, which may be far worse than they were before. If this happens, you should seek medical attention immediately. If, after discontinuing use of this medicine, you find that your inability to fall or stay asleep continues to worsen during the initial few nights, you should schedule an appointment with your primary care physician as soon as possible.
Chewing, crushing, or otherwise damaging an Ambien CR tablet in any manner is strictly prohibited. Consume the full capsule as directed.
When storing, make sure Ambien is kept at room temperature, away from heat and moisture, and out of direct sunlight. Do not become frozen.
Ambien is exceedingly unlikely that you will skip a dosage of Ambien because the medication is only taken in the evening before bed if Ambien is necessary.
Immediately seek the assistance of a trained medical practitioner, or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. If you cannot immediately find any of these options, call the Poison Help line. Ambien is possible for an overdose of zolpidem to be fatal; this is especially the case when the medication is combined with other substances that may also produce drowsiness when taken in sufficient quantity.
Drowsiness, confusion, shallow breathing, a feeling of lightheadedness, and sometimes even fainting or coma are some of the indicators that someone has taken too much of a particular substance.
You should avoid using Ambien if you are going to be traveling, especially if you are going to be sleeping on a flight. Ambien is possible that you will be awoken from your sleep by someone or something before the effects of the medicine have completely worn off. If you do not sleep for a full seven to eight hours after taking Ambien, you put yourself at an increased risk of developing amnesia, which is also commonly referred to as forgetting.
Refrain from engaging in activities that could endanger your life, such as driving, until you have a better idea of how zolpidem will influence your behavior. Ambien is possible that after taking Ambien you will wake up feeling just as fatigued as you did the previous day, and you may also find that your reactions are impaired. Wait until you are fully awake before engaging in any activity that requires you to be awake and alert, such as driving, operating machinery, piloting an aeroplane, or any other activity. Such activities include driving, piloting an aeroplane, and operating machinery.
You should not take this medication if you have consumed alcohol at any point throughout the day or in the hours leading up to night.