Ambien 10mg. 100 tablets
Ambien has a hypnotic and sedative effect.
This medicinal product is a benzodiazepine-like substance. It is intended for the treatment of short-term insomnia.
2. What you need to know before taking Ambien
Do not take Ambien
• if you are allergic to zolpidem or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
• with difficulty breathing;
• severe liver disease;
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist or nurse before taking Ambien
If treatment is not effective enough, do not double the dose.
Dependency Risk: In the case of long-term treatment, physical and mental dependence may develop. There are several factors contributing to the development of addiction: duration of treatment; dosage;
- cases of dependence on other substances (medicinal products or alcohol)
Addiction can also occur in patients who do not have these factors
Discontinuation of treatment suddenly may lead to withdrawal syndrome. It occurs after a few hours or several days and is characterized by the following signs: expressed anxiety, insomnia, muscle pain, anxiety, irritation, headache, numbness and increased sensitivity of the toes and hands, hypersensitivity to noise, light and touch, etc. .
Discontinuation of treatment should first be discussed with the treating physician.
Gradually reducing the dose and increasing the interval between doses is the most appropriate way to prevent withdrawal syndrome. The longer the medication intake, the longer this period should be.
Regardless of the gradual dose reduction, "resumed" insomnia (so-called "rebound" insomnia) may occur. It is not serious, as the recovery of symptoms is transient and leads to the initial intake of the medicinal product.
Within a few hours after taking the drug, memory impairment and psychomotor function may be observed.
In order to reduce these risks, the medicinal product should be taken immediately before bedtime (see section 4) and under conditions necessary for continuous sleep for several hours.
In some patients, this medicinal product may cause adverse reactions: insomnia, nightmares, agitation, nervousness, euphoria or irritability, tension, disturbed consciousness, even potentially dangerous behavior (aggression towards oneself and others, behavioral disorders and automaticity in behavior).
Somnambulism and associated behavioral responses:
Walking during sleep and other associated behavioral reactions such as "driving while sleeping", preparing and consuming food, making phone calls or having sexual contacts with no memory of these events have been reported in patients taking zolpidem and they were not fully awake.
The use of alcohol and other CNS depressants in conjunction with zolpidem increases the risk of such behavior, as well as the use of zolpidem at doses higher than the maximum recommended. Discontinuing zolpidem is strongly recommended in such patients (for example, "driving while sleeping") because of the risk to the patients themselves and others.
If you notice any of these effects, contact your doctor immediately.
Elderly patients should be very careful when using benzodiazepines and similar substances because of the risk of sedation and / or weakening of the muscles, leading to serious injury.
This self-administered treatment cannot resolve insomnia. Seek advice from your doctor to help you deal with the problem.
Close medical monitoring is necessary when using this medicine, especially in chronic liver disease, alcoholism and respiratory failure.
If your insomnia persists or worsens after a short period of treatment, consult your doctor.
This medicine does not cure depression. It should not be used alone in patients with depression as it promotes suicidal ideation (suicidal tendency).
Children and adolescents
The safety and efficacy of zolpidem have not been established in a patient below the age of 18 years.
As a precautionary measure, the use of zolpidem during pregnancy is not recommended.
Ambien with food and drink
Do not use alcohol during treatment.
Other medications and Ambien
Tell your doctor or pharmacist or nurse if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.
Pregnancy, breastfeeding and fertility
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant, or plan to become pregnant, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this medicine.
The use of zolpidem during pregnancy is not recommended as a precautionary measure. If zolpidem is used during pregnancy
If you stop taking Ambien
Discontinuation of treatment may suddenly lead to withdrawal syndrome. Discontinuation of treatment should first be discussed with the treating physician.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
They depend on the dose taken and the sensitivity of the patient. Immune system disorders
Of unknown frequency: angioneurotic edema (a severe allergic reaction that causes swelling of the face).
Nervous system disorders
Common: drowsiness, headache, dizziness, exacerbated insomnia, memory loss for subsequent events (so-called anterograde amnesia. Hamnestic effects may be associated with inappropriate behavior). Of unknown frequency: disturbed consciousness.
Common: hallucinations, agitation, nightmares, confusion, irritability, anxiety, aggression, delusions, anger, abnormal behavior, somnambulism (walking during sleep), addiction (withdrawal syndrome, or the effect of "renewed" insomnia, may be after discontinuation of treatment), libido disorders, depression Most of these psychiatric side effects are associated with paradoxical reactions.
Of unknown frequency: skin rash (with or without itching), hyperhidrosis (profuse sweating).
Common disorders Common: fatigue.
Of unknown frequency: gait disturbances, drug tolerance, falls (especially in the elderly and when zolpidem is not given at the recommended dose).
Eye disorders: Uncommon: double vision.
Common: disorders of the gastrointestinal tract (disorder, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain).
Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders
Uncommon: respiratory failure
Not known: increased liver enzymes
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist or nurse. This includes all possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
5. How to store Ambien ?
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
This medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton.
The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not use this medicine if you notice any visible signs of damage to the product.
Do not dispose of medicines in sewage or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines you no longer use. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. Contents of the pack and other information
What does Ambien contain?
The active substance is zolpidem tartrate. Each tablet contains 10 mg of zolpidem tartrate.
The other ingredients are lactose, microcrystalline cellulose, methylhydroxypropyl cellulose, sodium starch glycolate, magnesium stearate, titanium dioxide, polyoxyethylene glycol.
What does Ambien look like and what does it contain?
White to cream oblong, film-coated tablets with a rug and engraved on one side.
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