Ambien 10mg @ $1.38
By: SLEEPING DISORDERS
Ambien, which is also known as Zolpidem is a type of sedative or a hypnotic. This medicine mainly affects the chemicals located in the brain, which is unbalanced in people, who have insomnia or sleep problems. Ambien is really effective in treating insomnia. In fact, this immediate release tablet helps one to fall asleep immediately after going to bed. Besides, there is an extended-release form known as Ambien CR. It has a quick dissolve first layer that helps one to fall asleep and a second layer, which slowly dissolves to help one to stay asleep.
It’s up to the doctor, which form will suit you the best. The dosage of this medicine mainly depends on the factors like the user’s age, gender, medical issues and other medications that the person may be consuming and how the user person responds to treatment. It is advisable not to increase the limit of dosage more than 10 mg a day. Generally, women are prescribed a lower dose of this drug as in the women body, this drug is removed more slowly than men. Besides, older adults are generally prescribed a lower dose of Ambien to reduce the risk of side effects.
Things to know before taking this medicine:
Often people, who consume Ambien get engaged in the activities like eating, driving, making phone calls, walking, or having sex and therefore don’t have the memory of the activity. In case this happens to you too, then you must not consume this medicine anymore. Besides, you should talk to the doctor about another alternative treatment for sleep disorder.
One should not consume Ambien in case he/she is allergic to zolpidem. Besides, these tablets often cause lactose, therefore people, who are sensitive to lactose, should use caution.
Apart from that, consult with your doctor before using this medicine, in case you have the issues like:
1. Liver disease
2. Kidney disease
3. Lung disease like as bronchitis, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or emphysema
4. Sleep apnea where breathing stops during sleep
5. A history of mental illness, depression or suicidal thoughts
6. Myasthenia gravis
7. The history of alcohol or drug addiction
Ambien is a habit-forming medicine and therefore should only be used by people, for which this medicine is prescribed. Besides, in case you are pregnant or lactating, then you should not use this medicine as this is not proved whether it is safe for the fetus or the newborn. Last but not least, this medicine should only be consumed by people above 18 years of age.
How to take Ambien?
Ambien should be taken in the way as mentioned by the doctor. Swallow the entire pill at a time. Don’t chew, crush or break the tablet while consuming. To do this, one should follow the instructions on the prescriptions. It is not advisable to consume this medicine in larger amounts or for a longer period than prescribed. So, before consuming this medicine, one should go through all the medication guide, patient information and instruction sheets offered. The recommended dosage of Ambien is not same for men and women. Therefore, misuse of this medicine can lead to some dangerous side effects.
One should not take this medicine until and unless the person sleeps for minimum 7-8 hours. Ambien should be used for a short time period. So, this medicine must not be taken for more than 4 to 5 weeks without consulting with the doctor. Otherwise, you can face some unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. It is also advisable to ask the doctor about the withdrawal symptoms after you stop using this medicine.
Side effects of Ambien:
Ambien often causes some serious allergic reactions. So, you must stop taking it and should consult with the doctor immediately in case you face the symptoms like difficulty in breathing, hives, lips, swelling of the lips, face, throat, and tongue.
Also, you should report all the worsening and new symptoms like aggression, anxiety, depression, confusion, agitation, hallucinations, unusual thoughts, changes in personality, memory problems, decreased inhabitations, risk-taking behavior, thoughts of hurting yourself or committing suicide and no fear of danger.
Apart from that, people can face the following side effects after using Ambien:
1. Dizziness, daytime drowsiness, feeling light-headed or drugged, weakness
2. Constipation, nausea, upset stomach or diarrhea
3. Muscle pain, headache
4. Loss of coordination, tired feeling
5. Dry mouth, stuffy nose or irritation in the throat
6. Irregular or fast heartbeat, chest pain and feeling short of breath
7. Trouble swallowing or breathing
8. The feeling of passing out