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Does Ambien (zolpidem) have any negative side effects?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes.
All medications have the potential for negative side effects.
More common side effects include dizziness, lethargy, drugged feeling and headache. More serious side effects can include retrograde (going backward) or anterograde (going forward) amnesia, hallucinations, complex sleep-related behavior, worsening depression and suicidal ideation.

In brief: Yes.
All medications have the potential for negative side effects.
More common side effects include dizziness, lethargy, drugged feeling and headache. More serious side effects can include retrograde (going backward) or anterograde (going forward) amnesia, hallucinations, complex sleep-related behavior, worsening depression and suicidal ideation.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
In brief: Ambien (zolpidem)
Depending on the dose, some can have hangover the next morning, some develop tolerance following regular use.
Less common side-effect can include confusion, chest discomfort, lightheadedness, irritability, mood changes. Rare effects can include anxiety, tingling, dry mouth, shakiness, clumsiness, memory problems, sore throat, rash, blurred vision.

In brief: Ambien (zolpidem)
Depending on the dose, some can have hangover the next morning, some develop tolerance following regular use.
Less common side-effect can include confusion, chest discomfort, lightheadedness, irritability, mood changes. Rare effects can include anxiety, tingling, dry mouth, shakiness, clumsiness, memory problems, sore throat, rash, blurred vision.
Dr. Alan Ali
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