Zolpidem Tartrate is a sedative hypnotic, commonly called a sleeping pill.
Zolpidem is used as a sleep aid for the short treatment of insomnia, it is
not recommended for long term use and should only be used for a period
of around 7 days to 3 weeks. Zolpidem is also effective against premature
awakening and to increase the overall period of sleep.
Common brand names include: Ambien and Ambien CR (Zolpidem tartrate extended release)
by Sanofi Aventis, Stilnoct or Stilnox by Sanofi Aventis and Somit brand by Gador.
Current ordering options for Zolpidem brands, including Stilnox are below.
No prescription is needed, but the pharmacies will require a consultation via questionnaire to
enable their staff physician to issue a prescription (this is a free consultation).
For further information about zolpidem, such as side effects and precautions, see below:
Zolpidem Side Effects
The most common side effects of Ambien and zolpidem include: dizziness, daytime drowsiness,
headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and a dry mouth. Less common and more serious side
effects include difficulty breathing, chest pain, rapid heart rate, skin rash, fever, behavior
changes, abnormal thinking and depression. Click Here for more information
Avoid alcohol when taking zolpidem as side effects can be increased when combining this
medication with alcohol. Zolpidem can sometimes cause memory loss, this effect can be reduced
by only taking this drug immediately before retiring to bed and when you expect to be able to
sleep for at least 7 to 8 hours. Always take this medication under doctors supervision, If the insomnia does not improve after after 7 to 10 days, it could be a sign that there are other
underlying reasons for the insomnia (including depression) which requires different treatment.
Additionally, when zolpidem is taken for long periods of time, it can become addictive and cause