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Ambien Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Ambien is in a class of drugs known as sedative/hypnotics or sleep medications. Ambien affects chemicals in your brain that may become unbalanced and that may cause insomnia.

Ambien Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dosage is 10 milligrams.
  • Safety and effectiveness have not been established in children below the age of 18.

Uses of Ambien

  • It is used to treat sleep disorders such as trouble falling asleep, waking up many times during the night, or waking up too early in the morning.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Ambien

Before taken Ambien medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Ambien. Side effects may include:

  • Allergy
  • Daytime drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Drugged feeling
  • Headache
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea

Warnings and precautions before taking Ambien:

  • If you are taking Ambien, then it may cause a special type of memory loss. So you should not be taken on an overnight.
  • After taken this medicine, then you may feel dizzy, or drowsiness. So you should not participate in any activities that require alertness such as driving and operate machinery.
  • If you have liver problems, then you should be used this medicine with extra caution.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Ambien with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Ambien with the following:

  • The antidepressant drug imipramine (Tofranil)
  • The antipsychotic drug chlorpromazine
  • Serotonin-boosting antidepressants such as Paxil, Prozac, and Zoloft
  • Drugs that depress the central nervous system, including Valium, Percocet, and Benadryl

After taken Ambien if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. People who take too much Ambien may become excessively sleepy or even go into a light coma. The symptoms of overdose are more severe if the person is also taking with other drugs that depress the central nervous system.

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