Ambien belongs to the class of sedative / hypnotic drugs. Ambien acts on the unbalanced chemicals of the brain, which can cause insomnia.
Ambien has a hypnotic and relaxing effect. It is used to treat sleep problems such as inability to sleep, frequent awakenings during the night, early morning awakenings. Ambien is intended only for short-term use — usually no more than 7-10 days. Long-term use of the drug is permissible only under the supervision of the doctor.
Ambien can be used for other purposes. Before taking the drug, inform the doctor if you have kidney disease; liver disease; alcohol or drug addiction; asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, or other respiratory diseases; depressed state or suicide inclinations.
If you suffer from one or more of the aforementioned 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 in relation to pregnancy. This means that the harmful effects of the drug on the fetus are unlikely. Do not take Ambien if you are pregnant or may become pregnant during the course of taking the drug without first consulting your doctor.
Method of application
Ambien should be used in strict accordance with the doctor’s recommendations. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for directions.
Each dose should be washed down with a full glass of water.
Taking Ambien is carried out just before bedtime. You will get drowsy, you can fall and hurt yourself if you are not ready to go to sleep.
Take Ambien only if you are waiting for a full night’s sleep before further activity.
Do not exceed the prescribed dosage.
Do not cease the course of treatment if you have been taking Zolpidem for over 1 or 2 weeks. An abstinence effect may occur and cause a feeling of discomfort. If you need to stop taking the drug, consult your doctor.
What happens if the dose is missed?
Since Ambien is designed to get rid of insomnia, in the case of skipping the drug, there will be no problems. The missed dose should be taken only if you guarantee 7-8 hours of full sleep after taking the drug. If you sleep less than 7-8 hours, you may feel a “transfer effect” after waking up.
What happens in the case of overdose?
You must seek medical help immediately.
Symptoms of overdose include drowsiness, confusion, dizziness, difficulty or slow breathing, and unconsciousness.
Driving, operating industrial equipment, or performing other hazardous work should be performed with extreme caution. Ambien causes drowsiness, possibly dizziness. In the case of drowsiness or dizziness, you should refrain from dangerous activities. Ambien should be taken immediately before bedtime. The next day there may be a feeling of “transfer effect.”
Ambien should not 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 drugs unless you get the special course of treatment from your doctor.