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 under the brand name Ambien, among others, is a medication primarily used for the short term treatment of sleeping problems.[3][4] Guidelines recommend that it be used only after counseling and behavioral changes have been tried.[5][6][7] It decreases the time to sleep onset by about 15 minutes and at larger doses helps people stay asleep longer.[2] It is taken by mouth and is availa...

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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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Ambien, Insurance company problem

I was wondering if anyone else out there. Is having a hard time getting Ambien filled from the insurance company. Latest news on Ambien is that you can get only 90 pills per year. A problem for those with insomnia. I have now been with out for 6 days and withdrawal symptoms are kicking in. My refill is still pending. Just and FYI to let you all know with this tier 2 drug that the 90 days is for a year, Good luck to all those living with insomnia=Gayle Parker ## Hello Gayle, There is no FDA limitation and this is strictly based upon your insurance plan, so the better and more costly the insurance plan the better your ability to get the drugs you need. There are a few reasons that the insurance companies are cracking down on ambien pills. The most prevalent is that it costs money and the ...

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cyclobenzapr 10 mg side effects

Cyclobenzapr (5 mg) was just prescribed for me at bedtime for 5 days. Should I continue taking ambien (10 mg) while taking this? ## Hello, Bush! How are you? What instructions did your doctor provide? It may be best to double check. While there aren't any actual dangerous interactions listed between these two medications, they can both increase sedation, which may be too much for some people, depending on their overall health. The FDA classifies Cyclobenzaprine as a muscle relaxant and lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache and dry mouth. ## Why can't I control my need to urinate while taking this medicine? I feel like I have to go all the time. ## My head is hurting so bad and my mouth is very dry ## Hi, I hear your plight, but taking b...

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Small white pill, tiny star imprint (ninja star). Line on re

Found tiny (like gravol but a bit smaller and noticeably thinner) white pill with a star imprint but looks to have tiny circle within the star. Think 4 sided throwing ninja star type lol with tiny circle within. (Not 5 pointed ? but morning star just 4 points) On rear is a line. Found next to round orange centaur pill. I dont know how many mgs the centaur pill is. Which someone else said is like ambien (Xanax). Im not 100% sure. Would appreciate to know the name of each and mg. Please and thanks very much. ## RE: "someone else said is like ambien (Xanax)" First off, I just have to inform you that Ambien and Xanax are NOT the same drug; so whoever told you this pill is Ambien (Xanax) may intentionally be misleading you and I stay as far away from this person as possible. - Ambien...

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Round white pill NPE 10

I have a small round white pill with NPE underscored by 10. Is it a generic for Ambien? It makes me feel very wholly and sleepy.

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crushing sleeping pills

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...

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Zora-10 (zolpidem)

orange round pill ## do these work and are they intended to help insomnia? ## does any gernic international ambien come in a peanu shaped pill that is beige in color no markings or a funny shaped blue pill no markings or a tiny round light pink with 20 imprint? ## Norma, in the U.S. all legal prescription drugs have to have an imprint of some sort on them. This is under Federal Law, they must have markings that allow them to be identified according to drug, manufacturer and dosage. Therefore, in the U.S. if it has no marking, it is NOT a prescription medication!! In rare instances, you will run into foreign drugs with no markings and no way to positively identify them, but in most cases if they have no marking, they are something over the counter. There is a Canadian tablet that is desc...

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zolfed 10 ambien

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? ...

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Reviews on Zolvest, Zolfresh, Zolpidem and Ambien

Zolvest comes in a blister pack of 10. They are generic for Ambien. They work better than any other Zolpidem generic I tried. Has anyone tried this medication and if so do you know who the manufacturer is? Also, how did it affect you? Lastly, I was sent this other garbage called Zolfresh and it works nothing like the Zolpidem I've taken for years. The only thing close is Zolvest. I am so PO'ed. I was promised that this Zolfresh was a good brand and was just like the other, but the only thing it does is make me feel like I've taken NyQuil in heavy doses that make me feel heavy and lethargic but don't put me under. I will run out tomorrow, so now I'm in trouble and will be withdrawing for however long it takes. So now I'm up without a paddle. This really sucks! Has...

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blue pill with only an A and wave like line on one side

I found a round blue pill with A and wave like line next to A...can anyone identify this PILL? ## This sounds like Ambien CR which is the extended release version of the regular version of Ambien. (sleep aid) ## Roxy is correct, Sanofi-Aventis lists this tablet as being a 12.5mg Ambien CR tablet, it contains the active ingredient Zolpidem. It is used for the short-term treatment of insomnia. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, sedation, sleep actions, hallucinations, and next day hangover-like effects. Are there any questions?

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sleeping pills for insomnia

Is a prescription required for this medicine? ## Hello, Lisa! How are you? I'm sorry, but you forgot to mention which medication you were asking about. Can you please post back and clarify? Most sedative hypnotics, such as Ambien and Lunesta do require a prescription, due to the risk of problematic side effects, which the FDA lists as possibly including nausea, dizziness, hallucinations and sleep actions. They also sometimes risk being habit forming. ## I'm a student but I can't sleep at night. Please suggest an appropriate medicine I can take for a good night's rest, because my exams are going well.

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

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ambien 10 mg
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What is a pill i found in my home its white and round with A116 on one side and blank on the other side? ## I found a wh... 3 replies






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