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Ambien (zolpidem)

Zolpidem (or AMBIEN®) is mainly prescribed to treat insomnia.

Status: ACTIVE

Class: Nonbenzodiazepine, Z-drug

FDA Approval: 2007

Dosage Forms: 5 mg, 10 mg

Biological Half-life: 2-3 hours

Side Effects: Sleepiness, dizziness, constipation, diarrhea, dry mouth, amnesia, abnormal dreams, depersonalization, hallucinations

Precautions: May trigger sleep walking, driving or eating; used as date rape drug

Routes of Administration: Oral, Sublingual, Oromucosal, Rectal

Pregnancy Category: C (US)


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