Ambien is a medical product of the new generation which is used to relieve falling asleep.

It contains an active ingredient Zolpidem which has been approved by FDA for the use in patients over 16 years old.

Ambien has an intense soporific, myorelaxing, sedative and anticonvulsive action.

According to its structure, this medicine is similar to the tranquilizers but it selectively binds to the benzodiazepine receptors. It provides a concentrated action to certain parts of the brain which are responsible for sleeping.

The therapeutic effect of Ambien occurs quickly. The human has sleepiness after the use of a pill within 20-30 minutes, and he/she can easily fall asleep.

The medicine helps to accelerate the process of falling asleep and improves the quality of sleep and its length. Using the pills, the frequent night awakenings pass, the phase of the deep sleep is increased when a human has a good rest.

If the daily dose of Ambien is correctly selected, there will not lack of energy and weakness the next day.

On the contrary, according to the medical studies, the activity of the brain is improved the next day after the use of Ambien.

The scientists have detected a splash of the brain activity which happen during certain phase of sleep, so that the process of information transfer (memories; from short-time memory to long-time one) is improved.

Directions for the use

  • Chronic insomnia

  • Temporary insomnia

  • Restless sleep under emotional or physical fatigue.

Contraindications for the use

  • Individual intolerance of Zolpidem or drugs from the group of benzodiazepines

  • Sleep apnea

  • Depressive Disorder

  • Intoxication with alcohol or psychoactive ingredients

  • Chronic alcoholism or drug addiction

  • Children and teenagers under 16 years of age

Who should take Ambien carefully?

A safety of Ambien for pregnant women is not confirmed by the medical tests, and therefore this medicine is not recommended during pregnancy.

If you doctor prescribed this medicine during pregnancy, a development of fetus should be regularly controlled.

Ambien should be carefully used if you have any chronic diseases of kidneys, liver, respiratory or cardiovascular system.

Instructions for the use

If you begin to take Ambien, it is necessary to follow the sensitivity of the body to the action of Zolpidem. The treatment should be started from the minimal daily dose of Ambien 5 mg.

  • Ambien 5 mg should be used 30 minutes before sleeping, with enough water. In 15-20 minutes, it is better to be in the bed for faster and comfortable falling asleep.

  • If the minimal dose is weak, it is possible to increase the daily/single dose of Ambien up to 10 mg per day

  • If you take the maximal daily dose of Ambien 10 mg and you are sleepy the next day, the dose should be lowered.

Ambien is used for short time, 5-14 days. The prolonged use of the medicine can cause tolerance, and using high doses can lead to the medical addiction.


The overdose symptoms are spasms, sudden low blood pressure, seldom depthless breathing, slow heart beat, faint, and comatose state. If you feel these symptoms, go to a doctor right away and have a stomach lavage.

Side effects of Ambien

If Ambien is used in low doses (not more than 10 mg per day), the side effects are hardly probable. In some cases, patients may have muscle weakness, confusion, nausea, dizziness, and light sleepiness.

The side effects of Ambien pass within the first days of the use. If they do not pass, the daily dose should be lowered.


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