Ambien is classified as a sedative treatment. The active ingredient of the drug, Zolpidem, belongs to a group of hypnotic medications as it interferes with brain functioning. Affecting and balancing brain chemicals, the solution helps to decrease sleep disorders and similar problems.

Ambien is commonly prescribed as insomnia treatment. The remedy is available in immediate and extended-release forms, depending on the desired effect. While the first type helps the patient to fall asleep, the second one also helps to be asleep throughout the night. Contact your medical specialist to learn which kind of remedy is best for you.

Precautions, Warnings, and Contraindications

Ambien features a powerful influence on the body, so it is inevitable to take it responsibly. Some people have engaged in different activities, like eating, driving, talking or walking with no later memory. Stop taking Ambien if it ever happens to you. Talk to your doctor and use any other sleeping aid instead.

Ambien should not be taken by patients who are sensitive to Zolpidem or other components of the drug. Additionally, patients who are allergic to lactose should remember that Ambien pills may contain it. The treatment is contraindicated for people under 18 years old. Serious dizziness, drowsiness and breathing disorders may appear in a newborn child whose mother was taking Ambien during pregnancy. It may not be safe to use the drug if you are breastfeeding.

Provide the medical specialist with other problems and health impairments you have as some of them may aggravate during the therapy.

Make sure you inform your doctor about any of the following ailments:
  •  Kidney or liver issues
  •  Lung disorders
  •  Breathing abnormalities
  •  Depression
  •  Suicidal thoughts or other psychological impairments
  •  Alcohol or drug addiction
  •  Sleep apnea and others
How to Take Ambien

Talk to your doctor before the beginning of the treatment course. Follow the individual prescription and safety recommendations to get maximal results with minimal risks. Administer Ambien right as adjusted by the specialist. Do not increase or decrease the dosage or length of the treatment course as it may lead to unwanted reactions. Do not pass the treatment to other patients with similar symptoms as the dosage and other characteristics of the therapy are individual.

The active ingredient of the drug, Zolpidem, may be habit-forming, so its misuse may result in symptoms of overdose, addiction, or even death. Ambien should not be used daily. Generally, the remedy may be administered with or without food. Do not take the medication if you do not have 7-8 hours to sleep. The treatment is approved for a short-term intake. Contact your medical specialist if sleeping disorders do not improve, but their symptoms aggravate 7-10 nights after the use of Ambien.

Seek medical care if you have noticed any symptoms of allergic reactions, dizziness, abnormal heartbeat, swallowing or breathing impairments, or chest pain.