The FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section on Ambien provides general information on the anti-insomnia drug Ambien as well as specific informative material on Ambien frequently sought by users of the medication. Some of the frequently asked questions on Ambien are included below:
1. What is Ambien?
Ambien is a prescription-based sleep medicine for the treatment of insomnia and it belongs to a specific class of medicines commonly known as central nervous system (CNS) depressants. Ambien is a product of Sanofi-Aventis and it has gained approval from the FDA (Food and Drugs Administration) for treating insomnia.
2. What Are The Active And Inactive Ingredients In Ambien?
The chief active ingredient of Ambien is Zolpidem tartrate. However, Ambien is also composed of several inactive ingredients and they are namely, magnesium stearate, lactose, polyethylene glycol, sodium starch glycolate, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, micro-crystalline cellulose and titanium dioxide.
Besides the above composition, the 5 mg Ambien tablet contains iron oxide colorant, polysorbate 80 and FD&C Red No. 40.