Ambien Sleep Pill primarily has Zolpidem as the active constituent. It is known as hypnotic and sedative that balances chemicals in brain whom there is an imbalance. It makes you fall asleep. Zolpidem is an agonist of GABAA, it causes strong hypnosis. Its action is very fast just within 15 minutes of its intake. It is affective in treating patients who are not able to have a proper and sound sleep.
Conditions for which Ambien is recommended: Ambien is a potent drug for relieving insomnia, so it is also known as hypnotic and sedative.
Dosage information of Ambien Sleep Pill:
a) Dose recommended: The initial dose in case of adults mostly woman is 5 mg and 5 to 10 mg in men, one time in a day before you go to sleep. It is taken orally with sufficient water. The maximum dose can be raised up to 10 mg for inducing sleep.
b) Missed dose: This tablet is used when required for sleep, so no chance of getting dose missed.
c) Overdose: Ambien has the property of resulting dizziness, so doubling of the dose is fatal.
Warning and precautions of Ambien: If you observe allergies to this drug such as difficulty breathing, swelling of face/lips, share your report with doctor. Zolpidem induces sleep, you may feel sleepy after waking up, so avoid getting to work immediately, wait for sometime. Use always what doctor has prescribed to you. Cease its usage if you take alcohol.
Share your medical condition with the doctor such as sleep apnea, depression, mental illness, alcohol addiction, liver/kidney problems. Not approved for use in patients who are below 18 years of age. In elder patients, use it wisely as it may cause excessive sedation.
Side effects with Ambien: Some after affects which rise due to intake of Ambien are as mentioned below:
- Day time drowsiness or Dizziness.
- Loss of coordination.
- Nausea, diarrhoea.
- Irregular heartbeat.
- Muscle pain or headache.
Drug interactions: Various drugs that alter the mode of action of Ambien and should be checked before taking Ambien, some of those are: