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Active Ingredient(s): Zolpidem
FDA Approved: December 16, 1992
Category: Sleep Aid

Ambien Overview

Zolpidem (brand names Ambien, Ambien CR, Intermezzo, Stilnox, Stilnoct, Sublinox, Hypnogen, Zonadin, Sanval, Zolsana and Zolfresh) is a prescription medication used for the treatment of insomnia and some brain disorders.[2] It is a short-acting nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic of the imidazopyridine class[3] that potentiates GABA, an inhibitory neurotransmitter, by binding to GABAA receptors at the same location as benzodiazepines.[4] It works quickly, usually within 15 minutes, and has a short hal...

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Ambien Generic White Oblong unmarked
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I recently received small, slightly off-white football shaped (like brand-name Xanax), unmarked, yet scored on one side...Allegedly generic Ambien...Anyone know what it really is, or has the same product and knows for sure what it is? ## Was this ordered from a foreign pharmacy/source? If there are no markings, it is going to be difficult to determine exactly what this contains. All legal U.S. manufactured pills have to have unique imprints to enable their identification, but few other countries have such a law in place. It may be Ambien, or any number of other medications, including over the counter products. Is anyone familiar with this tablet? ## Since posting your question have you found out if this was generic ambien? I have recieved the same thing and am concerned as it looks noth...
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Ambien vs. Ambien CR
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Is Ambien CR (for long term usage) the same as the generic Ambien for short term use? What is the difference, what's in it? I take the teva 74 but have been on it for some years. I tried the CR at one point but I felt was a lesser dosage and it did not work for me at all. ## Hello, Allie! How are you? I'll be happy to clear this up for you. They both contain the same active ingredient, Zolpidem, but in the CR, it is time released, so it is supposed to help someone fall asleep and stay asleep. The possible side effects, as listed by the FDA, are the same, as well and may include nausea, dizziness, sleep actions, memory loss and anxiety. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I have been using Ambien for the past 10 years....I'm a shift worker and since age 40 my regular s...
Updated 8 hours ago.
Sleeping Pills That Start With A
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name of sleeping tablets starting with A ## Hi helen, Ambien is the most common brand name I can think of in this drug category. In clinical trials Ambien has not adequately demonstrated effectiveness in maintaining sleep (unless delivered in a controlled-release form); however, it is effective in initiating sleep. Another brand name is Ativan, which is more geared towards relaxing and relieving anxiety. Is there a specific name you're looking for? ## Sleeping pill dene ke bad kitna der tak eska aser rahata hai......plz tell me
Updated 4 days ago.
Mylan Labs Ambien in Tampa area
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Mylan brands ambien works great for me. Down here on vacation and need pharmacy in Tampa or surrounding area that stocks this brand
Updated 1 month ago.
Ambien or ritilan ?
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Originally from Mexico ....the pills got combined and look so much alike I need help to identify them. Both are small, white, scored on one side with a labyrinth type design that resembles a "P" on other side. Any help will be appreciated!
Updated 1 month ago.
Is Ambien a benzo? answer...
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Ambien is not a Benzo, it's a Barbiturate I believe ## To clear this up for everyone that might need to, the FDA actually classifies Ambien/Zolpidem as a sedative/hypnotic. Typical side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, hallucinations, sleep actions and next day hangover-like effects. Are there any questions or comments? ## Zolpidem is not a benzo, but just as addictive. I was on it for years and cant remember much of that time as it causes the most horrible amnesia. I beg people now to never start using it, EVER. ## it is not a benzo nor it is a barbiturate. the generic is called zolpidam. ## Ambien is not a benzo however if used recreationally not speaking from personal experience but if use for that purpose it's been reported that it does have some b...
Updated 1 month ago.
ambien script
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Duane Reade filled ambien and xanax with my insuranse then called two days later to tell me to pick up my ambien script. They filled same rx# twice and went through insurance. How could this happen? I picked it up since why not? Will they discover and could it be a problem? ## Dear Blondie, Sorry to hear about your situation. All pharmacies should maintain a record of the prescriptions they fill, so if you only received twice the amount of 1 Rx and not the other, I would encourage you to go back and inform them of the mistake they made. Also have them contact the insurance company to make sure they're on the same page with what happened. And please correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that things like this could potentially catch up to you in the form of withdrawals if you...
Updated 3 months ago.
crushing sleeping pills
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My husband will not take his sleeping pill. He stays up all night. Should I crush it up and put it in his food ## Hello, Bump! How are you? If he is of normal sound mind then no, you can't do that. It would actually be considered illegal. I know you're worried about him, but if he just doesn't want to take it and prefers to deal with his insomnia, then that is his right. If he isn't of sound mind and you are supposed to make sure that the takes it, then whether or not you can crush it and give it to him that way depends on which one he is supposed to be taking, since some of them are time released. Which one has he been prescribed and what is the dosage? ## It starts with a A. Ambiance I think That's how u spell it ## Did you mean Ambien? It is used for the short-ter...
Updated 5 months ago.
Can I take ambien and samitrogen together
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Can I take ambien and samitrogen at the same time, will it hurt me? ## Hello, Linda! How are you? There are no medications listed under the name Samitrogen. Did you possibly mean Lamotrigine? It is an anticonvulsant that is also used to treat some mood disorders. If so, there are no interactions listed between it and Ambien, though it's always best to double check this information to be sure. However, you may experience more side effects than usual, such as more dizziness, drowsiness and nausea.
Updated 5 months ago.
Pilva 434 vs. Ambien 10 mg
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Can I take a pilva 434 in place of my ambien 10 for one night only? ## Hello, Lettie! How are you? No, it is a much different medication. The tablet with the PLIVA 434 marking contains 100mgs of Trazodone, which is an antidepressant that is also sometimes used to treat insomnia. However, it's not going to work like your Ambien and should not be taken without your doctor's approval, It may also cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, dry mouth and weight gain. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 5 months ago.

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Spray, Metered: 10mg, 5mg, 5mg/spray
  • Tablet: 1.75mg, 10mg, 3.5mg, 5mg
  • Tablet, Controlled Release: 6.25mg
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 12.5mg, 6.25mg
  • Tablet, Orally Disintegrating: 10mg, 5mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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