What is Ambien?
Ambien is the trade name version for zolpidem, a medication that is used to treat a sleeping disorder or insomnia.
A sleeping disorder is a sleep issue that makes it hard for you to sleep, stay asleep, or both.
Ambien is in a class of medications called sedative (narcotic) hypnotics. They work by easing back the action in your cerebrum, which takes into account a condition of sleep.
Sanofi-Aventis makes Ambien, which was endorsed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1992.
A few organizations make generic zolpidem, which was available in the market in 2007.
Notwithstanding Ambien, zolpidem is accessible as:
Edluar, a sublingual tablet (put under your tongue)
Zolpimist, an oral splash
Intermezzo, a quick-acting sublingual tablet
Ambien CR, a controlled-release tablet with one layer to assist you with sleeping and another to assist you with staying sleep
What are the precautions while taking Ambien?
- Always read the warning section of the medicine.
- Tell your doctor if you have any allergy from Ambien and any of its components.
- Reveal all the medical history to your health consultant like any mental problem, depression, mood swings, blood pressure related problems, etc.
- Keep the medicine in a safe place.
- Do not give this medicine to a pregnant lady.