Zolpidem is utilized to take care of a particular sleep problem (insomnia) in grown-ups. If you have trouble falling asleep, it will help you fall asleep faster, so you can get a greater night's rest. Zolpidem is associated with a class of medicine called sedative-hypnotics. It acts on your own brain to produce a calming effect.
This drugs are usually limited to short treatment periods of a single to 2 weeks or less.
Read the Medication Guide and, if available, the Patient Information Leaflet furnished by the pharmacist before you start taking zolpidem and every time you recruit a refill. If you've any queries, ask your medical professional or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth before eating anything as directed by a medical expert, usually once a night. Since zolpidem works quickly, go on it before you obtain into bed. Do not go with or following a meal since it won't are quickly.
Do not take a dose of this drug unless you have plenty of time for a full night's sleep that is at least 7 to 8 hours. If you have to wake before that, you could have some memory loss and could have trouble safely doing any activity that will require alertness, including driving or operating machinery. (See also Precautions section.)
Dosage is based on the gender, age, medical problem, other medications you may well be taking, and a reaction to treatment. Do not increase your dose, go on it often, or use it for more than prescribed. Do not take more than 10 milligrams every day. Women are often prescribed a lower dose because the drug is removed from the body slower in comparison to men. Older adults are generally prescribed less dose to reduce the chance of unwanted side effects.
This medication could cause withdrawal reactions, especially if it's been used regularly for the long time or perhaps in high doses. In such cases, withdrawal symptoms (including nausea, vomiting, flushing, stomach cramps, nervousness, shakiness) may occur should you suddenly stop using prescription drugs. To prevent withdrawal reactions, your doctor may lower your dose gradually. Consult your medical professional or pharmacist for additional information, and report any withdrawal reactions without delay.
Though it helps lots of people, this medication may sometimes cause addiction. This risk could be higher should you have an ingredient use disorder (including overuse of or being hooked on drugs/alcohol). Take prescription drugs the same manner prescribed in order to reduce the risk of addiction. Ask a medical expert or pharmacist for more information.
When prescription drugs is utilized to get a long time, it will not are well. Talk with your physician if prescription drugs reduces well.
Tell your medical professional if the condition persists after 7 to 10 days, or if it worsens.
You could possibly have sleep problems the first few nights once you stop taking prescription drugs. This is called rebound insomnia and is normal. It will usually vanish entirely after 1-2 nights. If this effect continues, contact your doctor.
Dizziness may occur. If this effect persists or worsens, tell your medical professional or pharmacist promptly.
This medication could make you sleepy throughout the day. Tell your doctor in case you have daytime drowsiness. Your dose might need to be adjusted.
Remember that a medical expert has prescribed this medication as they or she's got judged that this advantage of you is more than the potential risk of unwanted effects. Many people using prescription drugs do not have serious unwanted effects.
Tell your physician immediately if these unlikely but serious side effects occur: loss of memory, mental/mood/behavior changes (such as new/worsening depression, abnormal thoughts, thoughts of suicide, hallucinations, confusion, agitation, aggressive behavior, anxiety).
Rarely, after using this drug, everyone has gotten off the bed and driven vehicles without fully awake ("sleep-driving"). People have also sleepwalked, prepared/eaten food, made messages or calls, or had sex although it is not fully awake. Often, they will tend not to remember these events. This problem might be dangerous to you personally or to others. If you find out that you've done some of these activities after taking medicines, tell a medical expert right away. Your risk is increased in the event you use alcohol or another medications that could cause you to be drowsy while taking zolpidem.
A much more severe hypersensitivity to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away should you notice any signs of a serious allergic attack, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially from the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete set of possible negative effects. If you notice other effects unpublished above, contact your medical professional or pharmacist.
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Call a medical expert for medical advice about negative effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call a medical expert for medical health advice about negative effects. You may report unwanted effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Before taking zolpidem, tell a medical expert or pharmacist in case you are allergic with it; or in case you have every other allergies. This product might have inactive ingredients, which can cause allergy symptoms or another problems. Talk to your pharmacist for additional information.
Before using medicines, tell your doctor or pharmacist your health background, especially of: kidney disease, liver disease, mental/mood problems (such as depression, thoughts of suicide), personal or ancestors and family history of an ingredient use disorder (including overuse of or dependence on drugs/alcohol), personal or family history of sleepwalking, lung/breathing problems (including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD, anti snoring), a particular muscle disease (myasthenia gravis).
The effects with this drug may last even when you wake the following day. If you did not get 7 to 8 hours of sleep or took other medications that made you sleepy or will be more sensitive for this drug, you might feel alert although not concentrate enough to drive. You may also experience dizziness or blurred/double vision. Alcohol or marijuana can make you more dizzy. Wait at least 8 hours after taking this drug before driving, and usually do not drive, use machinery, or do anything whatsoever that really needs alertness until you are capable of doing it safely. This medication can also increase the potential risk of falls. Avoid alcoholic beverages. Talk to your physician should you are using marijuana.
Children may be more responsive to the unwanted effects of the drug, especially dizziness and hallucinations.
Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of the drug, especially dizziness, confusion, unsteadiness, and excessive drowsiness. These unwanted effects can increase the risk of falling.
Before having surgery, tell your physician or dentist about each of the products you use (including medications, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
During pregnancy, this medication should be used not until clearly needed. Infants born to mothers who've taken sedative-hypnotics near the period of delivery might have undesirable effects such as breathing problems or withdrawal symptoms. Discuss the hazards and benefits with your physician.
A little this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your physician before breast-feeding.
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