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Ambien® (zolpidem tartrate) is a prescription medication used for the short-term treatment of insomnia. This medication is only approved for adults age 18 and older. It has not been tested in adolescents or children younger than 18, so it is not approved for use in this age group.
 
As a type of sedative/hypnotic, Ambien can help people:
 
  • Fall asleep faster
  • Sleep longer
  • Have a higher quality of sleep
  • Have fewer awakenings.
     
(Click Ambien Uses to learn more about using Ambien for children who have insomnia. This article also discusses how the medication works and describes how it can help people fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.)
 
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