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A 41-year-old member asked:

What are the typical side effects of ambien (zolpidem) for sleep?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Sleep :-): Most of the side effects are dose-dependent and related to your central nervous system: sedation, dizziness or light-headedness, headache, "drugged" feeling -- and sometimes confusion and memory loss as well. I have also known patients who had sleepwalking with Ambien (zolpidem) -- which can be disconcerting depending on what activities are done in that state.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

Strange or scary Ambien (zolpidem) side effects?

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Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 58 years experience
Can: Strangest is the various sleep activities of which driving while eating was related to me from the psychiatrist of the patient. These variants are unpredictable and never--that i know of--as dramatic. I would not let this negate taking buproprion-that is generic for wellbutrin (bupropion). I assume all your papers are up to date.
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A 27-year-old member asked:

Does Ambien (zolpidem) have any negative side effects?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Ambien (zolpidem): Definitely. There are many serious side effects possible. Ask your medical doctor or your pharmacist to provide you with the manufacturers literature that details the many possible side effects.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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