Zolpimist Side Effects
Although most people who take Zolpimist do not experience any problems, side effects are possible. In clinical studies, the most common side effects that were reported with this sleep medication include drowsiness, headaches, and dizziness. Many side effects of Zolpimist are mild and do not require medical attention, but you should notify your healthcare provider immediately if you experience chest pain, hallucinations, or memory loss.
As with any medicine, Zolpimist® (zolpidem oral spray) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Zolpimist. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Zolpimist side effects with you.)
Zolpimist has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, side effects occurring in the group of people taking Zolpimist were documented and compared to the side effects that occurred in a similar group of people taking a placebo (a spray with no active ingredients).
Based on these studies, the most common bothersome (but usually not dangerous) side effects of Zolpimist included:
- Drowsiness -- in up to 8 percent of people
- Headaches -- up to 7 percent
- Dizziness -- up to 5 percent
- Sinus infection or irritation -- up to 4 percent.
Other common side effects (occurring in 1 to 3 percent of people) included: