A prolonged insomnia may cause a general uneasiness, reduce the cognitive functions and cause psychoemotional disorders. A sleep regimen may be quickly and safely restored with the help of Ambien.
Ambien provides a fast and intense sedative action and almost does not have side effects. It contains an active ingredient Zolpidem which is approved by FDA for a short-term treatment of insomnia. This medicine is used in different fields as well as by military.
The effect of Ambien is similar to the effect of benzodiazepine. It provides a sedative and myorelaxing action. A patient can easily fall asleep, the quality of sleep is improved, and a deep phase of sleep occurs faster with Ambien. A human completely restores his/her energy in a short period.
Zolpidem has a short period of half-life. It begins acting within 30 minutes, and the maximal effect is achieved within 2 hours. Ambien does not cause a medical addiction.
Ambien is produced in pills of oval form for the peroral use. The pills of Ambien 5 mg are pink, and Ambien 10 mg is white.
Who is prescribed Ambien?
Ambien is prescribed for the treatment of the adjustment sleep disorder and transient insomnia in patients over 18 years old.
How to take Ambien?
Ambien is used within a short period to treat adjustment sleep disorder. It is not recommended to take the pills for more than 4 weeks because it can cause side effects in the central nervous system. The initial dose of Ambien is 5 mgperday. If the therapeutic action should be increased, the dose is increased by 5 mg. the maximal everyday dose of Ambien is 20 mg per day.
The daily dose of Ambien is taken 30 minutes before sleeping. If the medicine is taken on an empty stomach, the action will occur faster.
A gradual cessation of the medicine is not needed during the short-term medical courses. If Ambien is used within 2 weeks and more, a cessation of Ambien should be gradual in order to reduce the probability of the side effects.
– Ambien is not prescribed patients during acute respiratory distress, night apnea, and during severe pathologies of liver.
– Despite the high pharmacological safety of Zolpidem, it is not prescribed during pregnancy
– Ambien contains lactose, and therefore patients with intolerance of lactose should not take this medicine
– If the insomnia symptoms are not improved within 7 days of taking Ambien, it is necessary to have a medical examination and consult a psychotherapist.
– Senior patients should take Ambien in the minimal dose of 5-10 mg per day
Ambien is well tolerated during short-term courses and with correct dose. In some cases, patients may have headache, dizziness, confusion, diarrhea, and muscle weakness.
Using Ambien may also cause a day-time sleepiness, and therefore it is necessary to be careful while doing potentially dangerous activities.