Sanofi-Aventis | Ambien (Medication)


Ambien is used to treat insomnia. The immediate-release Ambien is used to help you fall asleep. The extended-release form, Ambien has a first layer that dissolves quickly to help you fall asleep, and a second layer that dissolves slowly to help you stay asleep. The recommended dose for adults is 10 mg once daily immediately before bedtime. ...

Side Effect:

Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as:depression, anxiety, aggression, agitation, confusion, unusual thoughts, hallucinations, memory problems, changes in personality, risk-taking behavior, decreased inhibitions, no fear of danger, or thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself.

Stop using Ambien and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effects:chest pain, fast or irregular heartbeat, feeling short of breath; trouble breathing or swallowing; or feeling like you might pass out. It may occur:diplopia, vision abnormal, eye irritation, eye pain, scleritis, taste perversion, tinnitus, arthrosis, muscle weakness, sciatica, tendinitis, gout, hypercholesteremia, hyperlipidemia, increased alkaline phosphatase, periorbital edema, abscess herpes simplex herpes zoster, otitis externa, otitis media, enteritis, eructation, esophagospasm, gastritis, hemorrhoids, intestinal obstruction, rectal hemorrhage, tooth caries, abnormal gait, abnormal thinking, aggressive reaction, apathy, appetite increased, decreased libido, delusion, dementia, depersonalization, dysphasia, feeling strange, hypokinesia, hypotonia, hysteria, intoxicated feeling, manic reaction, neuralgia, neuritis, neuropathy, neurosis, panic attacks, paresis, personality disorder, somnambulism, suicide attempts, tetany, yawning, ataxia, confusion, euphoria, headache, insomnia, vertigo, agitation, anxiety, decreased cognition, detached, difficulty concentrating, dysarthria, emotional lability, hallucination, hypoesthesia, illusion, leg cramps, migraine, nervousness, paresthesia, sleeping (after daytime dosing), speech disorder, stupor, tremor. ...


Before taking Ambien, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any type of allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.

To make sure you can safely take Ambien, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:kidney disease; liver disease; lung disease such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); sleep apnea (breathing stops during sleep); myasthenia gravis; a history of depression, mental illness, or suicidal thoughts; or a history of drug or alcohol addiction.

Older adults may be more sensitive to the effects of this drug, especially dizziness, confusion, unsteadiness, and excessive drowsiness.

Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).

During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...