Chemical Name: Zolpidem Tartrate
Brand Name: Ambien
Manufacturer: Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Description: Ambien is a non-benzodiazepine hypnotic of the imidazopyridine class. It exhibits hypnotic activity, but has no muscle relaxant or anticonvulsant properties.
Indications and Use: For the short term management of insomnia.
Contraindications, Warnings, and Precautions: No known contraindications. Ambien should be used cautiously with central nervous system depressants and alcohol use. Ambien should be used cautiously in patients with compromised respiratory status. Be aware that hypnotics should be used only for short-term management of insomnia, usually 7 to 10 days.
Adverse Reactions: Possible common side effect is headache. Less common side effects may include daytime drowsiness, ligh headedness, abnormal dreams, inability to remember, dizziness, depression, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and upset stomach.
Dosing Range: Adult dosage is 10 mg immediately before bedtime . Elderly dosage is usually 5 mg immediately before bedtime. Maximum daily dose is 10 mg.Back
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