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Zolpid Information

Zolpid, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet, Capsule. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Insomnia.

The correct dosage of Zolpid depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

Some other side effects of Zolpid have been listed ahead. Normally, these side effects of Zolpid are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

In addition, Zolpid's effect is Moderate during pregnancy and Moderate for lactating mothers. In addition, Zolpid's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Zolpid related warnings section.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Depression, Angioedema must refrain from the use of Zolpid since this can cause severe adverse effects. The section on Zolpid contraindications lists all such conditions.

Besides this, Zolpid may also have severe interaction with some medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

In addition to the above precautions for Zolpid, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.

  1. Zolpid Benefits & Uses
  2. Zolpid Dosage & How to Take
  3. Zolpid Side Effects
  4. Zolpid Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Zolpid with Other Drugs
  6. Zolpid Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Zolpid
  8. Zolpid Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Zolpid Benefits & Uses

Zolpid is used to treat the following -

  1. Insomnia Primary

Zolpid Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Zolpid


Zolpid Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Zolpid is used -

  1. Fainting
  2. Uncoordinated Body Movements
  3. Memory problems
  4. Anxiety Mild
  5. Headache Mild
  6. Hallucinations
  7. Agitation
  8. Diarrhoea
  9. Nausea or vomiting
  10. Dizziness Mild
  11. Dry Mouth Mild
  12. Depression Moderate
  13. Drowsiness
  14. Back Pain Mild
  15. Fatigue Mild
  16. Low energy

Zolpid Related Warnings

Is the use of Zolpid safe for pregnant women?

Zolpid can have harmful effects in pregnant women. If you experience any discomfort after using Zolpid, then discontinue the use and take your doctor's advice.


Is the use of Zolpid safe during breastfeeding?

Zolpid can cause moderate side effects on breastfeeding women. If you feel its side effects, then stop taking this drug and consult your doctor. Take this medicine again only if your doctor advises to do so.


What is the effect of Zolpid on the Kidneys?

There are no side effects of Zolpid on the kidneys.


What is the effect of Zolpid on the Liver?

Zolpid is rarely harmful for the liver.


What is the effect of Zolpid on the Heart?

You can take Zolpid without any fear of damage to the heart.


Severe Interaction of Zolpid with Other Drugs

Zolpid should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -




    Zolpid Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Zolpid unless your doctor advises you to do so -

    1. Depression
    2. Angioedema
    3. Suicidal Tendency
    4. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

    Frequently asked Questions about Zolpid

    Is this Zolpid habit forming or addictive?

    Yes, you can get addicted to Zolpid. It is essential that you take [medicine] only after doctor's recommendation.


    Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

    No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Zolpid as you may feel sleepy.


    Is it safe?

    Yes, but consume Zolpid only on doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

    Is it able to treat mental disorders?

    Yes, Zolpid is useful in treating mental disorders.


    Zolpid Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    Interaction between Food and Zolpid

    It is safe to take Zolpid with food.


    Interaction between Alcohol and Zolpid

    Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Zolpid as it can have severe side effects.


    Zolpid FAQs

    Question over 1 year ago

    Is Zolpid addictive?

    Dr. Saikat Mukherjee MBBS , General Physician

    No, Zolpid is not addictive but it can lead to dependency if taken in higher doses for the longer duration. Since Zolpid is prescribed for the short-duration treatment of insomnia, you are advised not to take in more than the recommended doses and for a longer duration to avoid dependency on this drug for inducing sleep.

    Question over 1 year ago

    Does Zolpid cause weight loss?

    Dr. Keshu Lal Damor MBBS , General Physician, Other, Obstetrics & Gynaecology

    No, Zolpid does not cause weight changes (weight gain or loss). It has not been reported by the patients who are taking this drug. However, if you are experiencing any unusual weight changes then it might be due to some medical condition and you are advised to discuss it with your doctor.

    Question about 2 years ago

    What is Zolpid?

    Dr. Kishan Barnwal MBBS , General Physician

    Zolpid is a brand name of zolpidem and it comes in the form of a tablet. It is a prescription drug that belongs to the class of drug known as imidazopyridine (sedative & hypnotic). It is used for the treatment of insomnia (sleeplessness).

    Question over 1 year ago

    Can Zolpid cause hair loss?

    Dr. Surender Kumar MBBS , General Physician

    No, Zolpid does not cause hair loss (alopecia). Scientific research suggests that there is no direct association between the use of Zolpid and hair loss. If you are experiencing hair loss after taking this drug then the possibility of other factors which may be causing hair loss.

    Question over 1 year ago

    Does Zolpid treat anxiety?

    Dr. Ajay Kumar MBBS, MD , Internal Medicine

    No, Zolpid is only used to treat insomnia (sleeplessness) not anxiety. The reason behind this is that Zolpid has only mild anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) property which is not helpful in treating anxiety.

    This medicine data has been created by -
    Vikas Chauhan
    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    3 Years of Experience


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