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Learn more about Medicare prescription drug plans and savings with GoodRx. Butisol Dalmane Edluar Halcion. Hetlioz Intermezzo Lunesta Melatonin. Nyquil Prosom Restoril Rozerem. Do not take zolpidem with food or immediately after a meal. Food slows down the speed at which the medication works, increasing the length of time before the onset of sleep. If you have been taking this medication regularly for an extended period of time, do not stop taking it suddenly without talking with your doctor.
It is important that this medication be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you forget to take your tablet at bedtime, do not take it at any other time or in the middle of the night. Do not take this medication when a full night's sleep 7 to 8 hours is not possible i. Impaired judgment and memory lapses may occur in such situations.
Your body needs time to process and get rid of the medication. Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children. Do not dispose of medications in wastewater e. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired. Many medications can cause side effects.
A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent. The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes this medication. If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with your doctor. Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.
Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects. Although most of the side effects listed below don't happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not check with your doctor or seek medical attention. Stop taking the medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur: Some people may experience side effects other than those listed.
Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking this medication. Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.
The use of zolpidem after consuming alcohol increases the risk of severe side effects such as breathing difficulty and performing activities while not being aware or awake. Alcohol should not be consumed if you are taking zolpidem. In rare cases, people have developed a serious allergic reaction to medications like zolpidem involving swelling of the tongue, glottis, or larynx.
Some people have had shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, or throat closing. Other signs of an allergic reaction include a severe rash, hives, swollen face or throat, or difficulty breathing. If you experience any of these symptoms after taking zolpidem, seek immediate medical attention. This medication may cause agitated or aggressive behaviour. If you experience these symptoms or any other behaviour change while taking this medication, contact your doctor immediately.
Family members or caregivers of people who are taking this medication should contact the person's doctor immediately if they notice unusual behaviour changes. Zolpidem can suppress breathing. If you are at risk for breathing difficulties, such as asthma, discuss with your doctor how this medication may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of this medication, and whether any special monitoring is needed. This medication affects mental efficiency e.
The risk of confusion is greater for seniors and those with brain damage. Physical dependence, psychological dependence, and abuse have occurred with the use of zolpidem. If you have a history of past or current substance use problems you may be at greater risk of developing abuse or addiction while taking this medication. Withdrawal symptoms have been observed after stopping the medication suddenly after having taken it regularly over a period of time.
If you have been taking this medication for longer than 10 days, discuss with your doctor the best way to stop zolpidem. Medications used for sleep disturbances have been known to cause mood swings and symptoms of depression. Zolpidem may worsen symptoms of depression, including thoughts of suicide or wanting to harm others. If you have depression or a history of depression, discuss with your doctor how this medication may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of this medication, and whether any special monitoring is needed.
If you experience symptoms of depression such as poor concentration, changes in weight, changes in sleep, or decreased interest in activities, or notice them in a family member who is taking this medication, contact your doctor as soon as possible. Zolpidem can cause excessive daytime drowsiness and decreased mental alertness. Do not drive, operate machinery, or perform other dangerous tasks until you know how this medication affects you. Liver disease or reduced liver function may cause this medication to build up in the body, causing side effects.
If you have liver problems, discuss with your doctor how this medication may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of this medication, and whether any special monitoring is needed. Your doctor may want to test your liver function regularly with blood tests while you are taking this medication. Although rare, amnesia of varying severity has been reported following normal doses of medications like zolpidem.
This is an unpredictable effect of the medication. If you experience any memory problems while taking this medication, contact your doctor. Performing activities while not fully awake: People taking zolpidem may perform activities such as sleepwalking, driving, preparing and eating food, and making phone calls while not fully awake and are unaware of their actions. The next morning, they may not remember what happened.
This may be more likely to occur if you use alcohol or other sedative medications. If you discover this has happened to you, contact your doctor immediately. Family members or caregivers of people who are taking this medication should contact the person's doctor immediately if they notice any of these unusual behaviours. As with other medications used to aid in sleeping, you may experience a temporary return of your sleeping difficulties when zolpidem is stopped.
The use of zolpidem during pregnancy has not been studied. This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while taking this medication, contact your doctor immediately. This medication passes into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are taking zolpidem, it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.
The safety and effectiveness of zolpidem have not been established for use by children and adolescents less than 18 years of age.