Ambien

Active Ingredient(s): Zolpidem
FDA Approved: * December 16, 1992
Pharm Company: * SANOFI AVENTIS US
Category: Sleep Aid

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Ambien Overview

Zolpidem, sold as the brand name Ambien among others,[1] is a sedative primarily used for the treatment of trouble sleeping. It usually works within 15 minutes, and has a short half-life of two to three hours. Zolpidem has not adequately demonstrated effectiveness in maintaining sleep, unless delivered in a controlled-release (CR) form. However, it is effective in initiating sleep.[2] Its hypnotic effects are similar to those of the benzodiazepine class of drugs. In 2013, the Food and Drug Ad...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zolpidem

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CAN I TAKE AMBIEN CR IF I AM ALLERGIC TO ASPIRIN
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CAN I TAKE AMBIEN CR IF I AM ALLERGIC TO ASPIRIN? ## if im allergic to aspirin, can I take ambien? ## They are not related, but you should only take it, if your doctor has decided it is safe for you to do so. The FDA lists the typical side effects of Ambien as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, sleep actions, hallucinations, and next day hangover-like effects. Is there anything else I can help with?
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trazadone natural replacement
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Does anyone know anything I can take OTC that works in the way trazadone 50 mg does? Ambien never helped and all the other Rx for sleep....I do also know this is an antidepressant. I just kicked methadone after some years so my Rx ran out early. Haven't been sleeping at all...thanks ?? ## Unfortunately, no there isn't an OTC medication that will work like it does, that's why they are OTC and these others require prescriptions. The FDA warns that most of these carry the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, mood changes, and sedation. There are some medications available OTC to help with insomnia, have you tried any of them? Are you on any other medications? ## Verwon- Thanks for your reply melatonin does not work for m...
Updated 27 days ago.
 
Help! Round white pill with strange markings
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My doc has been giving me ambien from his office. I pay $15 for 15 pills. He goes back and forth bs about ambien that I know isn't true. This week, my pills are white, round, an X in the middle and two straight lines on either side of the X. This is coming from a DOCTORS OFFICE. no clue what it is. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I did take tons of pictures ## Found a small white round pill with score mark on one side and the other side looks like either sp with the bottom of the p has a slash looking like an x, or maybe cs with x above it. Anyone know what this is?
Updated 1 month ago.
 
how long does it take for ambien 10mg to start working
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Just wanted a answer to how long ambien starts to work, for the insomnia. And how long does, it help for ## Ambien starts to work within minutes of taking it, which is why the monograph instructs you to take it right when you are laying down to sleep and not any earlier. Learn more Ambien details here. As to how long it helps for, the regular release really isn't intended to help you stay asleep, it's meant for those that have trouble falling asleep. If you have trouble staying asleep, there is a controlled release formulation that you can ask your doctor about. Side effects may include nausea, drowsiness, hallucinations and next day hangover like effects. Is there anything else I can help with? ## My pain doctor just told me he wanted me off of Klonopin or he would reduce my pa...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
How do I safely taper Ambien if I took it for 1 month, 10 mg. without insomnia rebound?4
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Hello, I've been taking generic Ambien, Zolpidem, 10 mg. each night sometimes 20 mg once in awhile when one tablet did not work (I am going through menopause, my hormone fluctuates) for a month. How do I taper the med. safely so I do not get insomnia rebound? thanks. Michelle ## HUSBANDS DR SAID CUT PILL IN HALF AND TAKE 1/2 DOSE FOR 1 WEEK OR SO, THEN D/C. HE DIDNT TRUST IT, BUT IT WORKED. ## this site is not medical professionals, so you should consult with your doctor. Suz's advice is probably the most practical solution, however. There are quite a few reports online that say it can cause withdrawal effects if you suddenly stop taking it, even after just a few weeks, so you do need to be careful. If you experience them, contact your doctor immediately. They can include: nause...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Taking Ambien an hour and 20 minutes apart
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Can I take another Ambien 6.25mg dose (after discovering I had 65 minutes of things to do) after I had taken the first one? I'll still have 8 hours of sleep available. ## No, to avoid risking an overdose, it would be best to take the dosage your doctor has prescribed. The FDA warns that this medication may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, sleep actions, and hallucinations. Are you on any other medications?
Updated 1 month ago.
 
orange round pill scored with no markings
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I have an orange yellowish pill with no imprint on one side and a line on the other to split down the middle. It's an Ambien pill most likely, but I just want to double check. ## In the U.S. all prescription tablets are required to have unique markings to enable their identification, in case of emergency, this if a tablet has no markings, it is most likely an over the counter medications, though there is also a small change that it could be a foreign drug. The FDA warns that Ambien may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, sleep actions, hallucinations, and next day hangover-like effects. Do you know anything else about it, such as where it was found?
Updated 1 month ago.
 
zolfed 10 ambien
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I've been researching for 2 hours. The alleged manufacturer in India doesn't even make this product. And what they're putting in the pills will make you sick. ## @Jd, If you received these from an unlicensed pharmacy then in my opinion it's more than likely a scam product. I notice that some of the internet pharmacies based over in India make up random brand names for otherwise popular medications to maybe throw people off. Zolfed for example sounds like a knock-off name of Zoloft or Zolpidem. Unfortunately with false marketing at hand, there's no way to know for sure what these tablets contain unless you were to have the tablet analyzed by a lab. What was the name of the company you went through? And did you file a complaint with your credit/debit card institution? ...
Updated 3 months ago.
 
Ambien 10mg still can't sleep
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Why is it that I take a 10mg ambient, fall right asleep for about 2 hours then get up on and off throughout the night? ## Hello, Fran! How are you? For some people, the regular release formulation of this medication only helps them to fall asleep, but not stay asleep. However, there is a time released formulation called Ambien CR that is intended to help with that issue, so you may want ask your doctor about trying it. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, hallucinations, sleep actions and next day hangover-like effects. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I take half of a 10mg and chew it up. If I wake up a few hours later (often because of pain) I just chew up the other half and go back to sleep.
Updated 3 months ago.
 
Small round yellowish pill imprinted with A1 on one side...no other markings
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need help identifying small round yellowish pill imprinted with A1 and nothing else....Please help ## I believe it is the generic for Ambien CR 12.5 mg. It is a sleeping pill (sedative/hypnotic). It is used to treat insomnia. It is not addictive, but if you take this medication for a long period of time your body will depend on it for sleep. I hope that helps. ## The pill that I've found which meets this description, off-white and round contains 1mg of Guanfacine, the active ingredient in Tenex, it has several medical uses, including treating high blood pressure. Side effects may include: nausea, dizziness, headache and diarrhea. Learn more: Are there any other comments or questions? ## As killer b said, it is most likly ambien CR 12.5 generic is refered to as "zolpidem ER" ...
Updated 3 months ago.
 

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Zolpidem
  • 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.

NDC Database Records for Ambien: (21 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0024-5401 Ambien 5 mg Oral Tablet by Sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC
  • 0024-5421 Ambien 10 mg Oral Tablet by Sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC
  • 0024-5501 Ambien CR 6.25 mg Extended Release Tablet by Sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC
  • 0024-5521 Ambien CR 12.5 mg Extended Release Tablet by Sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC
  • 16590-009 Ambien 5 mg Oral Tablet by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 16590-010 Ambien 10 mg Oral Tablet by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 16590-436 Ambien CR 12.5 mg Extended Release Tablet by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 21695-211 Ambien 5 mg Oral Tablet by Rebel Distributors Corp.
  • 21695-212 Ambien 10 mg Oral Tablet by Rebel Distributors Corp.
  • 49999-037 Ambien 10 mg Oral Tablet by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 49999-763 Ambien CR 12.5 mg Extended Release Tablet by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 49999-764 Ambien CR 6.25 mg Extended Release Tablet by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 50090-0492 Ambien 5 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by A-s Medication Solutions LLC
  • 50090-0493 Ambien 10 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by A-s Medication Solutions LLC
  • 54569-3827 Ambien 5 mg Oral Tablet by A-s Medication Solutions LLC
  • 54569-3828 Ambien 10 mg Oral Tablet by A-s Medication Solutions LLC
  • 54569-5760 Ambien CR 12.5 mg Extended Release Tablet by A-s Medication Solutions LLC
  • 55289-205 Ambien CR 12.5 mg Extended Release Tablet by Pd-rx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 61919-803 Ambien 10 mg Oral Tablet by Direct Rx
  • 61919-948 Ambien 5 mg Oral Tablet by Direct Rx
  • 1 more results ...

Other drugs which contain Zolpidem or a similar ingredient: (6 results)


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