What does Ambien (zolpidem) treat?

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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What sort of problem does Ambien (zolpidem) treat?

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. Read more...
Difficulty Sleeping. Ambien (zolpidem) is a prescription medicine that is used after sleep hygiene has failed-- same bedtime, no caffeine after 1pm, exercise but not too close to bedtime, avoiding alcohol. It is also important to make sure there are no other issues such as anxiety or depression, or medical conditions such as thyroid disorders. Read more...

How do you treat Ambien (zolpidem) withdrawal?

By not taking Ambien (zolpidem) The question is too vague/far-reaching for a good answer. Given success of pharmacotherapy for some issues, many assume medical disease industry has good treatments for most symptoms: not true. As embodied Soul?Mind?Brain?Body creatures, health is extremely complex, only partially understood & most treatments are for symptoms of advanced disease, not health or truly solving most health problems. Read more...

Are there any studies regarding long term use of small doses of Ambien (zolpidem) to treat insomnia?

Only one year. Ambien (zolpidem) seems safe for most people, but it clearly can have dependence and occational tolerance with loss of benefit and withdrawal insomnia. I have had several patients get more depressed and even suicidal on daily use. Other problems include sleep walking, eating and even accidents driving. You should go straight to bed after taking. Most people don't get tired but just fall asleep. Read more...

Can't keep eyelids open at various times during the day. Central sleep apnea treated with vpap. Don't feel tired. 6.25 mg Ambien (zolpidem) cr. Apnea related?

Tiredness. May want to repeat the sleep apnea test and see if there is over treatment or under treatment may want to do mwt or mslt to rule out other sleep disorders also, rule out medical conditions, psychiatric conditions, sleep hygiene etc. Read more...
Could be wt loss. It is possible that your vpap needs to be re-titrated. If you have lost or gained 30 pounds or more then your pressure may need to be changed. If that is not the case, then you may benefit from a wakefulness promoting medication. Both Provigil and Nuvigil are available for the purpose of helping apnea patients stay awake. Talk to your sleep doctor about this. Also consult your weight loss surgeon. Read more...

Large doses of ambien (zolpidem)?

Unsafe & addictive. Might be life threatening. If u or somebody u know have been taking it, call 911. Otherwise my advice: stay away from it. Read more...

Is Ambien (zolpidem) habit forming?

Yes. Yes it can be habit forming. Other sleeping agents are not. Ask your dr if any options exist for you. Read more...

Okay to split Ambien (zolpidem) cr?

No. It turns it into immediate release ambien (zolpidem). If your doc wants you on regular ambien (zolpidem), have it prescribed at standard doses. Read more...