Zolpimist and Impotence
Numerous side effects have been reported with Zolpimist (zolpidem oral spray). Impotence appears to be a rare side effect, occurring in less than 1 in 1000 people using the medication. Since this problem occurred so rarely, however, it is unclear whether it was caused by the drug itself or other factors. If you notice a problem with impotence while taking Zolpimist, contact your healthcare provider.
Zolpimist® (zolpidem oral spray) is a prescription sleep medication. Impotence was reported very rarely in clinical studies of Zolpimist, occurring in less than 1 in 1000 people taking the medication. Because impotence occurred so rarely, it is difficult to say if it really is a true Zolpimist side effect or not.
Impotence is usually defined as a total inability to achieve erection, an inconsistent ability to do so, or a tendency to sustain only brief erections. Ultimately, impotence is the repeated inability to get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. Impotence is also known as erectile dysfunction (or ED for short).
It is impossible for your healthcare provider to know whether you will develop impotence while taking Zolpimist. It may also be difficult to know whether impotence is caused by the medication itself or other factors.
If you are taking Zolpimist and impotence becomes a problem, make sure to talk with your healthcare provider. There is treatment that he or she may be able to recommend. Depending on how severe your symptoms are, he or she may also recommend that you take an erectile dysfunction medicine, adjust your Zolpimist dosage, or try another sleep medicine.