All About Generic Ambien 5mg
Generic Ambien 5mg is used by adults for some specific sleep problems like insomnia. People with sleep disorders can use Ambien (Zolpidem) for a better sleep experience, it helps them sleep faster and make their sleep better. Zolpidem comes into a category of drugs called sedative-hypnotics. Ambien acts on your brain to give you a calming or relaxing effect. Ambien is generally used for a short treatment period of fewer than 2 weeks, sometimes even less than 1 week.
How to use Ambien 5mg pill (Zolpidem)
Ambien (Zolpidem) must be taken only after reading the complete Medication Guide. If you have any questions regarding the use of Zolpidem, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
5 mg Generic Ambien 5mg (Zolpidem) should be taken orally on an empty stomach usually in the night before going to bed. Never ignore the doctor’s instruction on how to take the Generic Ambien 5 mg (Zolpidem) as it might be critical to your health.
Ambien dosage might differ based on age, gender, medical condition, response to treatment, and all the other medications you may be taking. Never alter the dosage of 5mg Ambien pill from the prescription. Ambien 5 mg dosage for women and older adults is usually lower than men to minimize the side effects.
If you suddenly stop taking Ambien, you might encounter withdrawal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, nervousness, flushing, and shakiness. Withdrawal happens mostly in patients who have been using it in high doses or for a long time. Zolpidem might stop working on some patients because of long usage. Talk to your doctor if it happens. You might feel a bit of trouble for 2-3 days while sleeping just after you stop taking Zolpidem 5mg which is normal. If this practice continues for many days, talk to your doctor.
Most of the people using Generic Ambien 5mg do not encounter any serious side effects.
But some may feel dizzy.
Ambien (Zolpidem) may make you sleepy during the day.
There can rarely be some serious side effects about 5mg of Ambien (Zolpidem) also that includes:
Memory loss, mental/mood/behavior changes (such as confusion, anxiety, agitation, new/worsening depression, abnormal thoughts, hallucinations, thoughts of suicide, aggressive behavior).
Ambien 5mg (Zolpidem) can rarely cause some serious allergic reaction also such as itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), rash, severe dizziness, trouble breathing. Call the doctor immediately in these situations.
Before you start taking Ambien, tell your medical history to your doctor. Consult with your doctor before taking it and discuss if you are allergic to it and also other allergies you have.
Tell everything about liver disease, kidney disease, mood/mental problems (like depression, thoughts of suicide), family or personal history of a substance use disorder (like addiction to drugs/alcohol), history of sleepwalking, breathing/lung problems (like sleep apnea, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD), or myasthenia gravis(a certain muscle disease).
After taking Generic Ambien 5mg (Zolpidem) if you did not get proper sleep of 7 to 8 hours you may feel sleepy when you wake up. Some other medicines are more sensitive to Ambien 10 mg (Zolpidem) and can cause some side effects such as not thinking enough to drive, dizziness or blurred/double vision.
Marijuana (cannabis) or alcohol can make you dizzy. Don’t do anything that requires alertness until you feel perfect to do it. Tell your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis).
Children and older adults are more likely to have some sensitive side effects of Generic Ambien 5mg (Zolpidem) like dizziness, confusion, unsteadiness, excessive drowsiness and hallucinations.
Consult with your doctor everything before having any surgery like all the products/medications you use whether it’s a prescribed drug or a non-prescribed one or even if it’s a herbal product.
During pregnancy, the use of Ambien 5mg (Zolpidem) should be taken only when highly needed. A small amount of Generic Ambien 5 mg (Zolpidem) passes into breast milk and can cause undesirable effects on a baby (such as unusual limpness, unusual sleepiness, or trouble breathing) or sometimes withdrawal symptoms. Take immediate action and call emergency medical help.
Interactions of Ambien 5mg (Zolpidem) With Other Drugs
Drug interactions may alter the efficiency of Ambien 5 mg (Zolpidem).
A drug that may interact with Generic Ambien 5 mg (Zolpidem) is sodium oxybate.
Interaction of Ambien 5mg (Zolpidem) with other medications increases the risk of serious side effects (such as severe drowsiness/dizziness, slow/shallow breathing).
Consult with your doctor if you are taking opioid pain or cough relievers (such as hydrocodone, codeine), marijuana (cannabis), alcohol, drugs for anxiety or sleep (such as lorazepam, zopiclone, alprazolam), muscle relaxants (such as cyclobenzaprine, carisoprodol), or antihistamines (such as diphenhydramine, cetirizine).