Ambien has a hypnotic and relaxing effect. It is used to treat sleep problems such as insomnia, frequent awakenings at night, early morning awakenings. Ambien is intended for short-term use only, usually no more than 8-10 days. Long-term use of zolpidem is permissible only under the supervision of a physician.
Ambien can be used for other purposes as well. Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have kidney disease; liver disease; alcohol or drug addiction; asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, or other respiratory conditions, depression or suicidal tendencies. If you suffer from one or more of the above diseases, you will not be able to take alprazolam, or you will need a special dosage of the drug and constant monitoring during its use.
Ambien (Zolpidem) is classified as Category B by the FDA for pregnancy. This means that the harmful effect of the drug on the fetus is unlikely. Do not take Ambien if you are pregnant or may become pregnant while taking this medicine without first consulting your doctor. Ambien belongs to the class of sedative hypnotics. Ambien acts on imbalanced brain chemicals that can cause insomnia.
Since Ambien is designed to get rid of insomnia, if the drug is missed, there will be no problems. The missed dose should only be taken if you guarantee 6-7 hours of proper sleep after taking the drug. If you sleep for less than 7-8 hours, you may feel the carryover effect upon waking up.
Ambien should be used in strict accordance with the doctor’s recommendations. Check with your doctor or pharmacist for instructions. Take each dose with a full glass of water. Ambien’s reception is carried out immediately before bedtime. You will feel sleepy and may fall and get hurt if you are not ready to go to bed. Take Ambien only if you are expecting a good night’s sleep before further activity.
Do not stop treatment if you have been taking Zolpidem for more than 2 weeks. The effect of abstinence may occur and cause discomfort. If you need to stop taking the drug, see your doctor.
Use extreme caution when driving, operating industrial equipment or performing other hazardous work. Ambien causes drowsiness, possibly dizziness. In case of drowsiness or dizziness, you should refrain from hazardous activities. Ambien should be taken just before bedtime. The next day, you may feel a carry-over effect.
Ambien cannot be combined with alcoholic beverages. Otherwise, drowsiness and dizziness occur, which can be dangerous. Do not take other sedatives, insomnia pills, or tranquilizers, especially without a prescription. You should refrain from all of the aforementioned medicines unless you have received specific treatment from your doctor.