Ambien 10mg (zolpidem) is a sedative, also called a hypnotic. Ambien 10mg affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with sleep problems insomnia).
Description of Ambien 10mg
Ambien 10mg (zolpidem) is a sedative, also called a hypnotic. Ambien affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with sleep problems insomnia).
Ambien is used to treat insomnia. The immediate-release tablet is used to help you fall asleep when you first go to bed. The extended-release form, Ambien CR, which has a first layer that dissolves quickly to help you fall asleep, and a second layer that dissolves slowly to help you stay asleep.
Uses of Ambien 10mg
Ambien 10mg is used to treat a certain sleep problem (insomnia) in adults. If you have trouble falling asleep, it helps you fall asleep faster, so you can get a better night’s rest. Ambien belongs to a class of drugs called sedative-hypnotics. It acts on your brain to produce a calming effect.
Ноw Ambien works
It works as a hypnotic drug, meaning that it induces a state of unconsciousness, similar to what occurs in natural sleep. More so, it affects chemical messengers in the brain called neurotransmitters. By affecting a neurotransmitter called GABA, it can calm the activity of specific parts of the brain. One of the areas that may be affected is the hippocampus. Along with other regions of the brain, the hippocampus is important in the formation of memory.
Dosage and how to take
Use the lowest effective dose for the patient. The recommended initial dose is 5 mg for women and either 5 or 10 mg for men, taken only once per night immediately before bedtime with at least 7–8 hours remaining before the planned time of awakening. If the 5 mg dose is not effective, the dose can be increased to 10 mg.
The most common side effects of Ambien 10mg are:
Serious side effects of Ambien 10mg may include:
Getting out of bed while not being fully awake and taking part in an activity that you do not know you are doing
Abnormal thoughts and behavior including:
More outgoing or aggressive behavior than normal
Hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that aren’t there)
Worsening of depression
Suicidal thoughts or actions
Severe allergic reactions including:
Swelling of the tongue or throat
Nausea and vomiting
Call your doctor right away if you have any of the above side effects or any other side effects that worry you while using this drug.
Withdrawal of Ambien 10mg
Ambien use can cause dependence; do not stop the medication abruptly without talking to your doctor.
Symptoms of withdrawal may include:
Irritability or agitation