Zolpidem helps to treat specific sleep problems (insomnia) in adults. If the patient suffers from a sleep problem, this medicine helps to fall asleep faster, so the patient can sleep better. This medicine falls into the category of medicines known as sedative-hypnotics. It operates on the brain to create a calming effect. This medicine is a federally controlled substance (C-IV) because it can be abused or lead to addiction.
Abuse and addiction are two different things that misuse for-medical reasons that distinguish abuse. Addiction is characterized by behaviors that include one or more of the following: weak control over drug use, compulsive use, consuming it despite the harm, and craving. Store the medicine in a safe spot to prevent misuse and abuse. It is against the law to sell or give away medicine because giving or selling medicine may harm others.
Ambien 10mg inactive ingredients are hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, lactose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, sodium starch glycolate, and titanium dioxide. Also, the 5mg tablet has FD&C Red No. 40, iron oxide colorant, and polysorbate 80.
The usual dosage for adults who have sleep problem (insomnia):
IMMEDIATE RELEASE(IR) TABLETS (5 and 10mg formulations):
Women: 5mg orally once a day right away before bedtime
Men: 5 to 10 mg orally once a day right away before bedtime
Maintenance dose: 5 to 10mg orally once a day right away initial to bedtime
Maximum dose: 10mg/day
CONTROLLED/EXTENDED-RELEASE (CR/ER) TABLETS:
Women: 6.25mg orally once a day right away before bedtime
Men: 6.25 to 12.5mg orally once a day right away before bedtime
Maintenance dose: 6.25 to 12.5mg orally once a day right away before bedtime
SUBLINGUAL TABLETS (1.75 and
3.5 mg formulations):
Women: 1.75mg orally once a day at night as needed
Maximum dose: 1.75mg/day
Men: 3.5mg orally once a day at night as needed
Maximum dose: 3.5 mg/day.
Ambien 10mg is a trading name for zolpidem; this medicine causes a calming effect by improving GABA's effects, a chemical communicator presented in the brain. Although zolpidem's chemical structure is different from benzodiazepines. This medicine is attainable as immediate-release and extended-release
Immediate- release: These tablets help people who have trouble sleeping.
Extended-release: Ambien 10mg CR, which contains two layers. The first coating dissolves swiftly to help the user fall asleep, and the second coating dissolves slowly to allow the user to stay asleep.
This medicine helps improve the sleep of the user by enhancing a chemical presented in the brain known as gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA).
GABA blocks some of the neurotransmitters that forward messages in the brain. It has a calming effect on the brain, which helps the user to sleep easily. This medicine must be taken immediately before bedtime.
Zolpidem is an imidazole[1,2-a]pyridine compound having a 4-tolyl group at the 2-position, an N, N-dimethyl carbamoyl methyl group at the 3-position, and a methyl substituent at the 6-position. It works as a central nervous system sedative, a GABA agonist, and a sedative.
Along with its desired effects, zolpidem ( the active ingredient carried in Ambien 10mg) may cause some irritating side effects. Consult the doctor right away if any of the following side effects occur with the use of this medicine:
Some of the side effects do not require any medical attention. These side effects may leave during treatment as the user's body gets the hang of the medicine. However, not all of these side effects may occur; if the side effects get severe and do not go away, you need immediate medical aid.