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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. The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of zolpidem is around $10.74, 92% off the average retail price of $151.44. Compare GABA agonists.
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What is Zolpidem?

Helps you sleep. Ambien (zolpidem) aids in falling asleep and staying asleep, but it can be habit-forming and might be more likely than other sleep medicines to cause side effects.

Zolpidem Quick Facts

Proper Use

Take this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered. If too much is taken, it may become habit-forming (causing mental or physical dependence).

This medicine should come with a Medication Guide. Read and follow the instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.

Take zolpidem just before going to bed, when you are ready to go to sleep. This medicine works very quickly to put you to sleep.

Swallow the extended-release tablet whole. Do not divide, crush, or chew it.

Do not take this medicine when your schedule does not permit you to get a full night's sleep (7 to 8 hours). If you must wake up before this, you may continue to feel drowsy and may experience memory problems, because the effects of the medicine have not had time to wear off.

Zolpidem should not be taken with food or right after a meal. It will work faster if you take it on an empty stomach.

Do not take this medicine if you have drank alcohol the same evening.

Zolpidem side effects

Common Side Effects
  • Drowsiness8%
  • Headache7%
  • Dizziness5%
  • Allergic reactions4%
  • Sinus infection4%
  • Dry mouth3%
  • Back pain3%
  • Lack of energy3%
  • Drugged feeling3%
  • Diarrhea3%
  • Sore throat3%
  • Flu-like symptoms2%
  • Racing heart2%
  • Lightheadedness2%
  • Depression2%
  • Abdominal pain2%
  • Constipation2%
  • Rash2%

Serious Side Effects

  • Dependence and withdrawal
      Higher risk if:
    • Continuous use of Ambien (zolpidem) for 2 weeks or more

    All prescription sleep-aid medicines in the same category as Ambien (zolpidem) have a risk of physical dependence. Dependence means that you'll feel withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking the medication all at once. Talk to your doctor about natural ways to improve sleep or treat underlying conditions that prevent sleep.

  • Driving impairment
      Higher risk if:
    • Alcohol
    • Taking other medications that make you less alert
    • Less than 8 hours of sleep.

    Ambien (zolpidem) impairs your ability to focus, think, and react. These effects can extend to the morning after taking Ambien (zolpidem). Be careful and avoid activities that require you to be alert, such as driving a car or operating machinery, until you know how this medication affects you.

  • Abnormal thoughts
      Higher risk if:
    • Undiagnosed psychiatric conditions

    Ambien (zolpidem) can cause bizarre behavior, agitation, and hallucinations. Tell your doctor if you notice any unusual changes in behavior.

  • Performing activities while asleep
      Higher risk if:
    • Taking Ambien (zolpidem) with alcohol or drugs that cause drowsiness

    Ambien (zolpidem) increases your risk of performing potentially dangerous activities while asleep, such as sleep-walking, sleep-driving, and sleep-eating. Talk to your doctor immediately about stopping Ambien (zolpidem) if any sleep-related activities occur.

  • Risk of falls and injury
      Higher risk if:
    • Higher dose
    • Liver problems
    • Taking Ambien (zolpidem) with other nervous system depressants
    • Long-term use
    • Elderly (70 years or older)

    Ambien (zolpidem) makes you feel drowsy and sleepy, potentially leading to falls and severe injuries. This is especially a risk if you're older. Falls from sleep medicines like Ambien (zolpidem) have caused severe injuries such as hip fractures and head injury. You may need a lower dose if you're taking other medications that also cause drowsiness. Check with your doctor first.

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Zolpidem interactions & warnings

Drug interactions

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is not recommended. Your doctor may decide not to treat you with this medication or change some of the other medicines you take.

  • Sodium Oxybate

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

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Other interactions

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following is usually not recommended, but may be unavoidable in some cases. If used together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use this medicine, or give you special instructions about the use of food, alcohol, or tobacco.

  • Ethanol
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Zolpidem dosages

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For treatment of insomnia:
    • For oral dosage form (extended-release tablets):
      • Adults—6.25 milligrams (mg) (for women) or 6.25 or 12.5 mg (for men) once a day at bedtime. Your doctor may increase your dose as needed. However, do not take more than 12.5 mg per day. Take only 1 dose a night if needed.
      • Older adults—6.25 mg once a day at bedtime.
      • Children—Use is not recommended.
    • For oral dosage form (tablets):
      • Adults—5 milligrams (mg) for women and 5 or 10 mg for men once a day at bedtime. Your doctor may increase your dose as needed. However, do not take more than 10 mg per day. Take only 1 dose a night if needed.
      • Older adults—5 mg once a day at bedtime.
      • Children—Use is not recommended.
Missed dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Use this medicine only when you cannot sleep. You do not need to keep a schedule for taking it.

Zolpidem reviews

3.7 / 5 average rating with 1375 reviews for Zolpidem from Iodine.com

2 Tips about Zolpidem from Iodine.com

35 year old woman
  • Taken for Insomnia (long-term treatment)

Reviewed Ambien on 2/28/2018

  • Not worth it
I strongly advise against this medication..Or have someone be there for the first couple weeks.
24 year old man
  • Used for two years or more
  • Taken for Insomnia (long-term treatment)

Reviewed zolpidem on 10/24/2017

  • Worth it
  • Worked well
  • Low hassle
Works great for me! I've used the IR version for years as needed for insomnia. Takes about 20-30 minutes to take effect. I rarely to never have a hangover the next day (unlike other sleep aids I've tried). The only side effect I've had is sometimes I have strange dreams. The only other downside for me is it doesn't always last through the night and I wake up (sometime only about 4 hours).
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