Zolpidem can be used to deal with a certain sleep problem (insomnia) in grown-ups. If you might have trouble falling asleep, it will help you fall asleep faster, to get a much better night's rest. Zolpidem is associated with a class of medication called sedative-hypnotics. It acts on your brain to generate a calming effect.
This drugs are usually tied to short treatment periods of a single to 2 weeks or less.
Read the Medication Guide and, if available, the Patient Information Leaflet given by your pharmacist before you start taking zolpidem and each time you receive a refill. If you might have questions, ask a medical expert or pharmacist.
Take medicines by mouth before eating anything as directed by your medical professional, usually once a night. Since zolpidem works quickly, go prior to you get into bed. Do not get it with or from a meal because it won't are quickly.
Do not take a dose on this drug unless you have plenty of time for a full night's sleep that is at least 7 to 8 hours. If you've to awaken before that, you might have some memory loss and could have trouble safely doing any action that needs alertness, including driving or operating machinery. (See also Precautions section.)
Dosage is based on the gender, age, medical problem, other medications you could be taking, and response to treatment. Do not increase your dose, get it more often, or utilize it for over prescribed. Do not take greater than 10 milligrams every day. Women are often prescribed less dose for the reason that drug is taken away in the body more slowly when compared to men. Older adults usually are prescribed less dose to reduce the risk of negative effects.
This medication might cause withdrawal reactions, especially if it has been used regularly for a long time or even in high doses. In such cases, withdrawal symptoms (such as nausea, vomiting, flushing, stomach cramps, nervousness, shakiness) may occur in case you suddenly stop using this medication. To prevent withdrawal reactions, a medical expert may reduce your dose gradually. Consult your physician or pharmacist for more information, and report any withdrawal reactions immediately.
Though it will help a lot of people, prescription drugs may sometimes cause addiction. This risk may be higher if you have an element use disorder (like overuse of or obsession with drugs/alcohol). Take medicines just as prescribed to reduce the chance of addiction. Ask your medical professional or pharmacist for more details.
When prescription drugs can be used for any long time, it will not are well. Talk with your medical professional if prescription drugs stops working well.
Tell your doctor should your condition persists after 7 to 10 days, or if it worsens.
You could have sleep problems the first few nights when you stop taking this medication. This is called rebound insomnia and it is normal. It will usually vanish entirely after 1-2 nights. If this effect continues, contact your physician.
Dizziness may occur. If this effect persists or worsens, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
This medication could make you sleepy throughout the day. Tell a medical expert should you have daytime drowsiness. Your dose may need to be adjusted.
Remember that your medical professional has prescribed this medication because he or she's judged that this benefit to you is more than potential risk of unwanted side effects. Many people using prescription drugs do not have serious side effects.
Tell your medical professional straight away if these unlikely but serious unwanted side effects occur: forgetfulness, mental/mood/behavior changes (for example new/worsening depression, abnormal thoughts, thoughts of suicide, hallucinations, confusion, agitation, aggressive behavior, anxiety).
Rarely, after using this drug, folks have gotten to get up and driven vehicles without fully awake ("sleep-driving"). People have also sleepwalked, prepared/eaten food, made messages or calls, or had sex while not fully awake. Often, they will do not remember these events. This problem may be dangerous for you or to others. If you find out that you have done these activities after taking this medication, tell your doctor immediately. Your risk is increased in case you use alcohol or another medications that may cause you to drowsy while taking zolpidem.
A very serious hypersensitivity to the drug is rare. However, get medical help right away in case you notice any the signs of a serious allergic attack, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially in the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete set of possible negative effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your physician or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your physician for medical advice about unwanted effects. You may report unwanted side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your physician for medical advice about negative effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Before taking zolpidem, tell your medical professional or pharmacist in case you are allergic into it; or if you have some other allergies. This product might have inactive ingredients, which may cause hypersensitive reactions and other problems. Talk to your friendly phamacist for additional information.
Before using prescription drugs, tell your physician or pharmacist your history, especially of: kidney disease, liver disease, mental/mood problems (for example depression, thoughts of suicide), personal or genealogy of an element use disorder (including overuse of or obsession with drugs/alcohol), personal or genealogy of sleepwalking, lung/breathing problems (including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD, stop snoring), a particular muscle disease (myasthenia gravis).
The effects of the drug lasts even as soon as you get up the following day. If you failed to get 7 to 8 hours of sleep or took other medications that made you sleepy or tend to be more sensitive to this particular drug, you could feel alert but not think clearly enough drive an automobile. You may also experience dizziness or blurred/double vision. Alcohol or marijuana can make you more dizzy. Wait no less than 8 hours after using this drug before driving, and don't drive, use machinery, or do anything that has to have alertness unless you are able to do it safely. This medication may also increase the potential risk of falls. Avoid alcoholic beverages. Talk to a medical expert in case you are using marijuana.
Children could possibly be more sensitive to the unwanted side effects with this drug, especially dizziness and hallucinations.
Older adults could be more understanding of the negative effects with this drug, especially dizziness, confusion, unsteadiness, and excessive drowsiness. These negative effects can increase potential risk of falling.
Before having surgery, tell a medical expert or dentist about each of the products you use (including prescription medications, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
During pregnancy, this medication needs to be used only if clearly needed. Infants born to mothers who have taken sedative-hypnotics nearby the time of delivery could have undesirable effects such as breathing problems or withdrawal symptoms. Discuss the potential for loss and benefits with your physician.
A little bit of medicines passes into breast milk. Consult your medical professional before breast-feeding.
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