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Zolpidem ER Coupon - Zolpidem ER 12.5mg tablet
Ambien CRZolpidem ER
ZOLPIDEM is used to treat insomnia. This medicine helps you to fall asleep and sleep through the night. The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of zolpidem ER is around $21.06, 86% off the average retail price of $159.42. Compare GABA agonists.
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30 tablets
Zolpidem ER Coupon - Zolpidem ER 12.5mg tablet
zolpidem ER(generic)
30 tablets

Ambien CR Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Keep a regular sleep schedule by going to bed at about the same time each night. Avoid caffeine-containing drinks in the evening hours. When sleep medicines are used every night for more than a few weeks, they may stop working. Talk to your doctor if your insomnia worsens or is not better within 7 to 10 days.

After taking this medicine for sleep, you may get up out of bed while not being fully awake and do an activity that you do not know you are doing. The next morning, you may have no memory of the event. Activities such as driving a car ("sleep-driving"), making and eating food, talking on the phone, sexual activity, and sleep-walking have been reported. Call your doctor right away if you find out you have done any of these activities. Do not take this medicine if you have used alcohol that evening or before bed or taken another medicine for sleep since your risk of doing these sleep-related activities will be increased.

Do not take this medicine unless you are able to stay in bed for a full night (7 to 8 hours) before you must be active again. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness the day after you take this medicine. You may have a decrease in mental alertness the day after use, even if you feel that you are fully awake. Tell your doctor if you will need to perform activities requiring full alertness, such as driving, the next day. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells.

If you or your family notice any changes in your moods or behavior, such as new or worsening depression, thoughts of harming yourself, anxiety, other unusual or disturbing thoughts, or memory loss, call your doctor right away.

After you stop taking this medicine, you may have trouble falling asleep. This is called rebound insomnia. This problem usually goes away on its own after 1 or 2 nights.


Common and Rare 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.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Less common

Chest pain

confusion about identity, place, and time


false or unusual sense of well-being

fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse

feeling sad or empty


general feeling of discomfort or illness


lack of appetite


loss of interest or pleasure

shakiness and unsteady walk


trouble concentrating

trouble sleeping

unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination

unusual tiredness or weakness



attack, assault, or force

black, tarry stools

bladder pain

bloody or cloudy urine

burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings

change in walking and balance


cold sweats



decreased awareness or responsiveness

deep or fast breathing with dizziness

delusions of persecution, mistrust, suspiciousness, or combativeness

difficult, burning, or painful urination

difficulty swallowing


dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from lying or sitting position

dry mouth


false beliefs that cannot be changed by facts

feeling of unreality


frequent urge to urinate

hives, itching, or skin rash

irregular heartbeat


lack of feeling or emotion

light-colored stools

lower back or side pain


numbness of the feet, hands, and around the mouth

pale skin

poor insight and judgment

problems with memory or speech

puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue

quick to react or overreact emotionally

rapidly changing moods


seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there

sense of detachment from self or body

severe sleepiness

sore throat

sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth

stomach pain

swollen glands

thoughts of killing oneself or changes in behavior

tightness in the chest

trouble recognizing objects

trouble thinking and planning

trouble walking

troubled breathing with exertion


unusual bleeding or bruising


yellow eyes or skin

unease or dissatisfaction with life

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common



muscle aches

sleepiness or unusual drowsiness

stuffy or runny nose

Less common

Back pain

being forgetful


body aches or pain



difficulty having a bowel movement

difficulty with moving

double vision

feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings




longer or heavier menstrual periods

loss of memory

muscle pain or stiffness

pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones

seeing double

sensation of spinning

stomach discomfort

tender, swollen glands in the neck

unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness

voice changes


Bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste

blemishes on the skin


blurred vision

breast pain

change in near or distance vision

change in taste

changes in patterns and rhythms of speech

decreased interest in sexual intercourse

difficulty in focusing the eyes

eye pain

feeling of warmth

frequent urge to defecate

inability to have or keep an erection

increased appetite

increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight

increased sweating

itching of the vagina or genital area

lack or loss of strength

loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance

pain during sexual intercourse

paleness of the skin


redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest

redness or other discoloration of the skin

severe sunburn

slurred speech

stomach upset

straining while passing stool


thick, white vaginal discharge with no odor or with a mild odor

weight loss

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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