Ambien

WHAT IS AMBIEN?

  1. Ambien belongs to the class of sedative / hypnotic drugs. Ambien affects unbalanced brain chemicals that can cause insomnia.
  2. Ambien has a sedative and relaxing effect. It is used to treat problems with sleep, such as the inability to fall asleep, frequent waking during the night, early morning waking. Ambien is intended only for short-term use – as a rule, no more than 7-10 days. Long-term use of the drug is permissible only under medical supervision.
  3. Ambien may be used for other purposes not described in this manual.

WHAT SHOULD I DISCUSS WITH A DOCTOR BEFORE RECEPTING AMBIEN?

  • Before taking the drug, tell your doctor if you have;
  • kidney disease;
  • liver disease;
  • alcohol or drug addiction;
  • asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, or any other respiratory disease;
  • depression or thoughts of suicide.
  • If you suffer from one or more of the diseases listed above, you will not be able to take alprazolam, or you will need special dosing of the drug and constant monitoring during its use.
  • Ambien is categorized as B by the FDA classification for pregnancy. This means that the harmful effects of the drug on the fetus is unlikely. Do not take ambien if you are pregnant or may become pregnant during the course of taking the drug, without first consulting with your doctor.
  • Ambien enters the breast milk and can thus affect the baby. If you are a nursing mother, do not take the ambien without consulting a doctor.
  • If you are over 60 years old, the likelihood of side effects of the drug is very high. You may need a reduced dose of ambien.
  • According to the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration), ambien is not recommended for people under 18 years of age.

APPLICATIONS

  • Ambien should be used exactly as recommended by your doctor. To clarify the instructions for use, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Take each dose with a full glass of water.
  • Ambien is taken immediately before bedtime. You will be drowsy, you can fall and hurt yourself if you are not ready to go to bed.
  • Take the ambien only if you are waiting for a full night’s sleep before the next activity.
  •  Do not exceed the prescribed dosage.
  • You should not abruptly stop taking ambien if you have taken it for more than 1 or 2 weeks. There may be a withdrawal effect and cause a feeling of discomfort. If you need to stop taking the drug, consult your doctor.
  • Store ambien at room temperature in a cool, dry place.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I MISS A PREPARATION?

  • Since the ambien is designed to get rid of insomnia, in case of missing a drug, there will be no problems. The missed dose should be taken only if you guarantee 7-8 hours of good sleep after taking the drug. If you sleep for less than 7-8 hours, you may feel the “transfer effect” after waking up.
    WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN THE CASE OF OVERDOSE OF THE DRUG?
  • Seek medical attention immediately.
  • Overdose symptoms include drowsiness, confusion, dizziness, shortness of breath, and unconsciousness.

PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES

  1. The need to take precautions when driving, operating industrial equipment or performing other hazardous work. Ambien causes drowsiness, possibly dizziness. In case of drowsiness or dizziness, you should refrain from dangerous activities. Ambien must be taken immediately before bedtime. The next day, perhaps the feeling of “transfer effect”.
  2. When taking ambien should refrain from alcohol. Alcohol in combination with ambien increases drowsiness and dizziness, which can be dangerous.
  3. Do not take other sedatives, insomnia pills and tranquilizers, including those that are sold over-the-counter. You should refrain from such preparations, unless otherwise recommended by a doctor.

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