ZOLPIDEM is used to treat insomnia. This medicine helps you to fall asleep and sleep through the night. Compare GABA agonists.

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More Bad News for Ambien (Zolpidem)?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - February 28, 2014

Zolpidem is the generic version of Ambien, which is also available in a longer acting form known as Ambien CR. These sleep medications (zolpidem, Sonata, Lunesta) are widely popular and known for their lack of hangover effect the next morning. These “atypical” benzodiazepines are different from “typical” benzodiazepines like Ativan, Xanax, or Valium in that they are used to treat insomnia but not anxiety.

Weird things can happen to people who take them, especially if you take one and continue to walk around and do things in your house. See More

Help! I Can’t Sleep

The GoodRx Pharmacist - May 29, 2013

Insomnia is defined as “difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep” either over a short period of time or as a chronic problem. It is believed to affect 30 – 35% of adults and is common in the elderly. In some cases difficulty sleeping can be related to short-term stress (anxiety, worry, environment) that leads to sleep disturbances. In other cases, underlying medical conditions can cause chronic insomnia. See More

The Ambien (Zolpidem) Hangover, You Have Been Officially Warned

Dr. Sharon Orrange - March 07, 2013

Impaired alertness the morning after Ambien (zolpidem) use has prompted the FDA to issue a warning. The FDA now recommends that the bedtime dose be lowered because new data show that blood levels in some patients may be high enough the morning after use to impair activities that require alertness, including driving. As you know zolpidem is marketed in generic form and under the brand names Ambien, Ambien CR, EdluarZolpimist, and IntermezzoSee More

Top 10 New Drugs Doctors Love to Hate

Dr. Sharon Orrange - May 22, 2012

Medications that increase health care costs without improving care are silly, and doctors love to hate ‘em. “PharManure” is the brilliant term used to describe these medications. Here is a list my colleagues and I love to hate:

1. Intravenous acetaminophen (Ofermiv). This intravenous Tylenol (acetaminophen) was just approved. Acetaminophen is already available as a suppository in the event you can’t swallow a pill. See More

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