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Zolpidem

Zolpidem Information

Zolpidem Benefits & Uses

Zolpidem is used to treat the following -

  1. Insomnia Primary

Zolpidem Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Zolpidem

Zolpidem

Zolpidem Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Zolpidem 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

Zolpidem Related Warnings

Is the use of Zolpidem safe for pregnant women?

Pregnant women may experience moderate side effects from Zolpidem. It is best to stop taking Zolpidem immediately and inform your doctor if you notice any discomfort.

Moderate

Is the use of Zolpidem safe during breastfeeding?

Zolpidem may lead to some side effects in breastfeeding women. If you witness any unusal symptoms after taking Zolpidem, discontinue its use and call your doctor right away. Follow your doctor's advice regarding the use of Zolpidem.

Moderate

What is the effect of Zolpidem on the Kidneys?

Using Zolpidem does not have any harmful effects on kidneys.

Safe

What is the effect of Zolpidem on the Liver?

Very few cases of side effects of Zolpidem on the liver have been reported.

Mild

What is the effect of Zolpidem on the Heart?

Using Zolpidem does not have any harmful effects on the heart.

Safe

Severe Interaction of Zolpidem with Other Drugs

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

Dextromethorphan

Paracetamol,Chlorpheniramine,Dextromethorphan

    Phenytoin

    Zolpidem Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Zolpidem 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 Zolpidem

    Is this Zolpidem habit forming or addictive?

    Yes, Zolpidem can get addictive. Consume it only after doctor's advise.

    Yes

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

    After taking Zolpidem, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Zolpidem can make you drowsy.

    Dangerous

    Is it safe?

    Zolpidem should be used only after doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

    Is it able to treat mental disorders?

    Yes, Zolpidem is useful in treating mental disorders.

    Yes

    Zolpidem Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    Interaction between Food and Zolpidem

    Taking Zolpidem with food does not cause any problems.

    Safe

    Interaction between Alcohol and Zolpidem

    Consumption of alcohol and Zolpidem together may have severe effects on your health.

    Severe
    This medicine data has been created by -
    Dr. Md Saadullah
    M.Pharma, Pharmacy
    3 Years of Experience
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    Dr. Vikas Chauhan
    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    2 Years of Experience
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    References

    1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Ambien® (zolpidem tartrate)
    2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 406-407
    3. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 1296-1298