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Zolpidem (Ambien) is an inexpensive drug used to treat insomnia. It is more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in generic and brand versions. Generic zolpidem is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. Compare GABA agonists.
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7 Secrets to Easy Pharmacy Transfers

The GoodRx Pharmacist - February 18, 2016

So you’ve used GoodRx to compare prices on your prescription, and you found a less expensive pharmacy. But transferring your prescription is a pain, right? It’s actually easier than you may think! Generally, your new pharmacy will want to make the transfer as smooth as possible—and there are a few things you can to do keep things simple:

  1. Let your new pharmacy know that you want to transfer your prescriptions from your old pharmacy.
  2.  See More

Zolpidem (Ambien) on Backorder: What You Need to Know

The GoodRx Pharmacist - February 01, 2016

Popular sleep medication zolpidem (generic Ambien) has been on backorder from several generic manufacturers since late December 2015. This could make zolpidem harder to find in your local pharmacy, so you may want to call ahead before your next refill to make sure your prescription is in stock.

Which zolpidem products are affected by the backorder?

From manufacturer Aurobindo:

  • 5 mg tablets, 500 count bottle
  • 10 mg tablets, 100 count bottle
  • 10 mg tablets, 500 count bottle

From manufacturer Major:

  • 5 mg tablets, 100 count bottle
  • 10 mg tablets, 100 count bottle

From manufacturer Mylan:

  • 5 mg tablets, 500 count bottle

From manufacturer Mylan Institutional:

  • 10 mg tablets, unit-dose 100 count package

Are there any generic zolpidem tablets that aren’t affected?

Yes. See More

Ambien vs Sonata: Which Z Drug Is Better?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - May 27, 2015

The generic versions of Ambien and Sonata (zolpidem and zaleplon) have dominated the market of insomnia medications. Zolpidem is available as a 5 or 10 mg tablet and Zaleplon 5, 10, or 20 mg tablets. If your insurance company covers one and not the other, how easy is it to change? How do the Z drugs compare?

How do zolpidem and zaleplon work?

Both are “atypical benzos” that have a high affinity for alpha 1 GABA receptors. See More

Natural Remedies for Insomnia: Do They Work?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - May 07, 2015

Many folks turn to herbal remedies for the treatment of insomnia. Those who want to stay away from prescription medications like zolpidem (Ambien), eszopiclone (Lunesta) and zaleplon (Sonata) look around for natural over the counter remedies. Insomnia can be a sign of an underlying medical disorder, mood disorder (depression and anxiety), or a medication side effect, and sleep deprivation can lead to high blood pressure, impaired quality of life, and family dysfunction, among other things. See More

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

What’s New for Insomnia

Dr. Sharon Orrange - December 06, 2013

Three to four times a day I talk to patients about it: insomnia is the most common sleep disorder, affecting millions worldwide. It is more common in women who have a lifetime risk 1.5 – 2 times higher than men. While this may seem obvious, insomnia is characterized by repeated difficulty with falling asleep, maintaining sleep or with a lack of quality of sleep despite adequate sleep opportunity. 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

How Switching Meds Could Save You More Than $2000 Per Year

Elizabeth Davis - March 28, 2013

When it comes to saving on your prescriptions, sometimes the way to get the best price isn’t as straightforward as simply using a coupon or switching to a generic.

Recently, I visited a doctor to try and figure out why I was having headaches. It took months, but eventually I was diagnosed with migraines; then, I had to work with my doctor to find the right medication to manage the migraines.

Like many Americans, I have health insurance, but even with insurance, the cost of my drugs was giving me a headache. 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

The Travelers Medicine Cabinet: What Meds Should You Bring on Your Trip?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - August 06, 2012

Whether you are travelling to Peru, Tanzania, Indonesia or Puerto Vallarta, among other exotic locations you will likely visit your doctor or travel clinic to see what you need before your trip.

In addition to the necessary vaccines (which you can find on the CDC Travelers’ Health website http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.htm) here are some things you should think about having with you before you leave. See More

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