Zolpidem, sold under the brand name Ambien, among others, is a medication primarily used for the short term treatment of sleeping problems. Common side effects include daytime sleepiness, headache, nausea, and diarrhea. Zolpidem is a nonbenzodiazepine Z drug which acts as a sedative and hypnotic. Zolpidem was approved for medical use in the United States in Zolpidem is labelled for short-term usually about two to six weeks treatment of insomnia at the lowest possible dose. Guidelines from NICE, the European Sleep Research Society, and the American College of Physicians recommend medication for insomnia including possibly zolpidem only as a second line treatment after nonpharmacological treatment options e. A lower-dose version 3. It can be taken if there are at least 4 hours between the time of administration and when the person must be awake. Zolpidem should not be taken by people with obstructive sleep apnea, myasthenia gravis, severe liver disease, respiratory depression; or by children, or people with psychotic illnesses.
Attorneys narcotic elavil vs ambien is a prescription expiration date rape drugs. The American Medical Association AMA concluded in that the actual shelf life of some products is longer than the labeled expiration date. Therapeutic implications”. Is there such a thing as generic Ambien? Do all drugs. Many prescriptions can be refilled for up to 18 months after it has been dropped off at your local pharmacy as long as there are refills available. In one case report, zolpidem was found in cord blood at delivery. Antipsychotics e.
Big Pharm puts these dates on drugs so that people will throw their meds away and buy more. Zolpidem has potential for either medical misuse when the drug is continued long term without or against medical advice, or for recreational use when the drug is taken to achieve a “high”. August The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics. The other hypnotics used are temazepam and zaleplon.