Get a Good Night’s Sleep with Zolpidem

Having difficulty falling or staying asleep at night? You may be one of the millions of people suffering from insomnia, a sleeping disorder that can be chronic, with symptoms occurring at least 3 nights a week, or acute that may last for a short time. You may try some old home remedies to address the problem such as taking a warm bath to relax your body, getting a massage, drinking warm milk or listening to soothing music. Or you can take sedative-hypnotic medications such as Zolpidem.

The Effects of Zolpidem That Can Help You:

Zolpidem is available in either tablet or long-acting tablet. It is recommended that the medication be taken orally as needed before bedtime. For the medication to work fast and effectively, it should be taken immediately after a meal or with an empty stomach. It is expected that the medication will make you feel sleepy soon after you have taken it. It is then advisable to take the drug only if you are planning to go to bed right after and if you intend to stay asleep for about 7 to 8 hours. There are reported cases of memory problems experienced by people who woke up just a few hours after taking Zolpidem.

If you follow the directions prescribed on the label of the drug diligently, you can expect relief from your sleep problem a week at the latest or 10 days after starting the medication. Call your doctor immediately if there is no improvement in your sleep problem after a certain period of time or if the condition became worst.

Side Effects:

Just like any other medications, Zolpidem may have side effects. Some of the symptoms may require that you see your doctor immediately. Severe side effects may include unsteady walking, drowsiness, weakness, headache, dizziness, a feeling of being drugged, difficulty in keeping balance, gas, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, dry mouth or throat, stomach tenderness or pain, changes in appetite, unusual dreams, tingling or burning sensation in the arms, hands, feet or legs, eye redness, muscle cramps, muscle aches, ear itching or pain and heavy menstrual bleeding.

Serious side effects may include itching, swelling of the lips, throat, eyes, face or tongue, rashes, hives, difficulty swallowing or breathing, hoarseness, chest pain, vision problems such as blurring, nausea, pounding heartbeat, vomiting and nausea.

Special Precautions:

When taking this medication, err on the safe side by telling your pharmacist or doctor if you are allergic to any ingredient in Zolpidem or other sedative-hypnotic medications. Also, inform your doctor of all the prescription and nonprescription drugs you are taking or are planning to take. Any unusual problems you experience while taking Zolpiderm should be shared with your doctor.