Sanofi-Aventis | Ambien CR (Medication)
Ambien CR is recommended for short term treatment of insomnia (insomnia occasional transient insomnia, chronic insomnia). Zolpidem is a sedative, also called a hypnotic. It affects chemicals in your brain that may become unbalanced and cause sleep problems (insomnia).
Ambien CR are used to help you fall asleep when you first go to bed. It is used to help you fall back to sleep if you wake up in the middle of the night and then have trouble sleeping. ...
Most common can occur dyspepsia, hiccup, nausea. Infrequent side effects include anorexia, constipation, dysphagia, flatulence, gastroenteritis, vomiting.
Rare side effects include enteritis, eructation, esophagospasm, gastritis, hemorrhoids, intestinal obstruction, rectal hemorrhage, tooth caries; angina pectoris, arrhythmia, arteritis, circulatory failure, extrasystoles, hypertension aggravated, myocardial infarction, phlebitis, pulmonary embolism, pulmonary edema, varicose veins, ventricular tachycardia, abnormal accommodation, altered saliva, flushing, glaucoma, hypotension, impotence, increased saliva, tenesmus. ...
Before taking Ambien CR, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to zolpidem or any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of:kidney disease, liver disease, mental/mood problems (such as depression, thoughts of suicide), personal or family history of regular use/abuse of drugs/alcohol/other substances, lung/breathing problems (such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD, sleep apnea), a certain muscle disease (myasthenia gravis).
Since this drug makes you drowsy, do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Avoid alcoholic beverages.
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. ...