What Zolpidem tablet is used for
Zolpidem is a prescription medication which is prescribed by the doctor to you. It should not be shared with anyone as it cause side effects.
It is the brand name of a medicine called Zolpidem tartrate.
Zolpidem tablet is used for initiating sleep in those who have sleeping difficulties problem such as insomnia. Basically, it helps the person in falling asleep more quickly and also stops to waking up during the night.
While taking Zolpidem, Follow all the instructions carefully provided by the doctor, which differs from the information contained in the leaflet.
Product description of Zolpidem 10mg tablet
Zolpidem 10mg tablets are white, oval, biconvex and film-coated tablets. These are scored on both sides and embossed with “ZIM” and “10” on one side.
It is available in pack sizes of 14 tablets.
Sodium starch glycollate
Patients who suffer through insomnia or sleep disorder should be aware of the information that is provided by the CMI (consumer medicines information). CMI provide information only. So it is must for the consumers to continue to obtain professional advice from the qualified doctor or a healthcare professional, regarding any condition.
Storage of Zolpidem 10mg tablets :
Until the time to take, keep your tablets in the blister pack.
Keep your tablets in a cool dry place where the temperature stays below 25 degree Celsius. Protect from the light.
Do not leave the tablet in the car or on window sills as it destroyed by heat and dampness.
Keep away from the children. To store medicines, a locked cupboard at least one-and-a-half meters above the ground is the best place.
Who can and can’t take Zolpidem?
Zolpidem 10mg tablet can be take by the adults over the age of 18. However, it is not suitable for some people. So if you have any kind of these problems then immediately ask with your doctor about prescription and make sure that it should be safe for you. Moreover, If you have any allergy with other medication or with zolpidem in the past than tell your doctor quickly.
If you have
Kidney or liver problems
Breathing problems or sleep apnea, where you stop breathing for a short time while sleeping.
Mental health problems
Problems with alcohol or drug abuse
Should not be taken by the pregnant women who are trying to get pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Consult with a doctor if any one of the following occurs.
How and When to take Zolpidem?
Zolpidem medication comes in the form of 10mg strength.
Usually, a dosage of Zolpidem is 10mg just before going to bed and takes 1 hour to work.
If an individual has kidney or liver problems or is over 65 years old than doctor first recommend to begin a lower dose of 5 mg as it reduces the risk of excessive sleepiness and other side effects.
Swallow the whole tablet directly, it cannot be crew or crush. However, it may be take with food or without food.
Thus it is very important to take exactly dosage of zolpidem tablet as your doctor has told you. Rather to take a tablet every night, it could be ask to doctor to take on only 2 or 3 nights each week.
What happens if it forgets to take?
If anyone forgets to take Zolpidem at bedtime than just start the same dosage again the next night.
But never take 2 dosages of zolpidem 10mg tablet at the same time and an extra dosage to make up for a forgotten one, otherwise it may increase the chance of getting unwanted side effects.
Side effects of Zolpidem tablet:
While not everyone will get side effects with Zolpidem.
As all medications can have unwanted side effects. Sometimes it can be serious but most of the time they are not. So just consult with your doctor if you have noticed any of the following:
nausea and vomiting
These are the most common side effects of Zolpidem 10mg tablet which occurs in more than 1 in 100 people. Mostly they are mild or short-lived.
Less common side effects of zolpidem tablet are :
skin rashes or hives
loss of memory
unexpected changes in behavior
swelling on the face, mouth, lips or throat
feel low or bad
These all are the serious side effect which occurs very rarely. Consult with the doctor or pharmacist if these side effects bother you or don,t go away. Mostly they occur in the rare case.