Ambien is a medicine that is prescribed for the treatment of short-term insomnia in adults. The sleep medicine, which comes as a tablet that is taken once a day immediately before bedtime, has proven to be effective in helping people fall asleep faster, sleep longer, and establish a higher quality of sleep. Potential side effects of Ambien may include difficulty with coordination, daytime drowsiness, and dizziness.
What Is Ambien?
Ambien® (zolpidem tartrate) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat short-term insomnia in adults.
Who Makes Ambien?
Ambien is manufactured by sanofi-aventis.
What Is It Used For?
Ambien is used to treat insomnia. This includes a number of sleep difficulties, including:
- Difficulty falling asleep
- Waking up often during the night
- Waking up too early in the morning.
How Does It Work?
Ambien is part of a class of medications called sedative/hypnotics, which are known more commonly as sleep medicine. Based on clinical studies, when compared to people who did not take Ambien, people who took Ambien:
- Fell asleep faster
- Slept longer
- Had higher-quality sleep
- Had fewer awakenings.