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Zolpidem

Zolpidem Information

Zolpidem Benefits & Uses

Zolpidem is used to treat the following -

  1. Insomnia Primary

Zolpidem Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Zolpidem

Zolpidem

Zolpidem Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Zolpidem is used -

  1. Fainting
  2. Uncoordinated Body Movements
  3. Memory problems
  4. Anxiety Mild
  5. Headache Mild
  6. Hallucinations
  7. Agitation
  8. Diarrhoea
  9. Nausea or vomiting
  10. Dizziness Mild
  11. Dry Mouth Mild
  12. Depression Moderate
  13. Drowsiness
  14. Back Pain Mild
  15. Fatigue Mild
  16. Low energy

Zolpidem Related Warnings

Is the use of Zolpidem safe for pregnant women?

Moderate

Is the use of Zolpidem safe during breastfeeding?

Moderate

What is the effect of Zolpidem on the Kidneys?

Safe

What is the effect of Zolpidem on the Liver?

Mild

What is the effect of Zolpidem on the Heart?

Safe

Severe Interaction of Zolpidem with Other Drugs

Zolpidem should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Dextromethorphan

Paracetamol,Chlorpheniramine,Dextromethorphan

    Phenytoin

    Zolpidem Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Zolpidem unless your doctor advises you to do so -

    1. Depression
    2. Angioedema
    3. Suicidal Tendency
    4. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

    Frequently asked Questions about Zolpidem

    Is this Zolpidem habit forming or addictive?

    Yes

    Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

    Dangerous

    Is it safe?

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

    Is it able to treat mental disorders?

    Yes

    Zolpidem Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    Interaction between Food and Zolpidem

    Safe

    Interaction between Alcohol and Zolpidem

    Severe

    Zolpidem से जुड़े सवाल और जवाब

    Question almost 2 years ago

    Can I discontinue Zolpidem on my own without doctors advice?

    Dr. Aakash Shah MBBS, Emergency Medicine

    No, Zolpidem should not be discontinued without doctors advice because sudden discontinuation of this drug can result in withdrawal symptoms. You are recommended to always consult a doctor before discontinuing this medicine.

    Question over 1 year ago

    Can Zolpidem cause constipation?

    Dr. Manoj Meena MBBS, General Physician

    Yes, Zolpidem may cause constipation in a few cases only. It is a rare side effect of this drug. The exact cause of constipation is unknown. If you are experiencing constipation after taking this drug then try to take laxatives such as isabgol or lactulose and eat less spicy highly fibrous food.

    Question almost 2 years ago

    How to take Zolpidem?

    Dr. Joydeep Sarkar MBBS, General Physician

    Take one tablet of Zolpidem at bedtime or as advised by your doctor. Ideally, oral Zolpidem should be taken empty stomach because the presence of food might affect the absorption of this drug from the stomach. Precautions must be taken in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea, myasthenia gravis, and compromised respiratory function.

    Question over 1 year ago

    Does Zolpidem cause anxiety?

    Dr. BK Agrawal MBBS, MD, General Physician

    Yes, Zolpidem might cause anxiety in some cases. It is a rare side effect of this drug. This effect is reversible in nature and the anxiety is relieved after discontinuation of this drug. If you are experiencing anxiety more frequently after taking this drug then discuss this with your doctor.

    Question about 1 year ago

    Can Zolpidem cause hair loss?

    Dr. Surender Kumar MBBS, General Physician

    No, Zolpidem does not cause hair loss (alopecia). Scientific research suggests that there is no direct association between the use of Zolpidem and hair loss. If you are experiencing hair loss after taking this drug then the possibility of other factors which may be causing hair loss.

    This medicine data has been created by -
    Dr. Md Saadullah
    M.Pharma, Other
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    B.Pharma, Other
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