Ambien for Insomnia
Ambien® (zolpidem tartrate) is a prescription medication that belongs to a class of drugs known as sedative/hypnotics, more commonly known as sleep medicines. Healthcare providers often prescribe Ambien for insomnia in adults.
When used for insomnia, Ambien was shown to produce several effects during clinical studies. People who took the sleep aid fell asleep faster, stayed asleep longer, experienced higher-quality sleep, and woke up less throughout the night.
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Ambien. If such problems do occur, in most cases, they are minor, meaning they either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Some of the most common side effects that have been reported with Ambien include:
- Daytime drowsiness
- Difficulty with coordination
(Click Ambien for more information about using Ambien for insomnia, when and how to take this medication, and warnings and precautions associated with this sleep aid.)