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What does ambien (zolpidem) treat?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Insomnia: Ambien (zolpidem) treats insomnia, but not curatively. It is a symptom management tool only, to be used on a temporary basis. If your insomnia is long-standing, it's best to have a full evaluation. While it may well help you sleep, Ambien (zolpidem) can also be habit-forming.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Insomnia: Ambien is a medication that is used to treat insomnia. It is important to address sleep hygiene. One can develop tolerance to ambien.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

What sort of problem does Ambien (zolpidem) treat?

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Dr. James Fox
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Insomnia-temporarily: Ambien (zolpidem) is a medication taken at bedtime for insomnia and really has no other use. It is indicated for short term use. I tell patients to take the medication when they are in bed as it can sometimes cause periods of amnesia between when it is taken and when you go to sleep.
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