Ambien Storage

Ambien tablets are to be stored properly to keep the effectiveness of the medicines intact and for proper storage of Ambien, it is essential to take a few steps. The storage instructions for Ambien are namely;

Ambien is to be stored at a comfortable place and away from moisture, light and heat.
Ambien is meant to be stored at a specific room temperature of 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C).

You should keep Ambien tablets away from pets and kids.
Ambien is not to be stored in the bathroom at any cost.

Ambien Safety Measures

To use Ambien safely as well as effectively and to obtain maximum benefits from your Ambien usage, it is important to adopt certain Ambien precautionary measures. Some of the Ambien safety measures are highlighted below:

1. The use of Ambien, the medicine for treating insomnia, may lead to certain allergic reactions. However, when you show off certain signs of Ambien allergic reaction, namely, breathing difficulty, hives, swelling of the lips, tongue face, throat, etc. you need to stop the intake of Ambien at once and seek out appropriate medical assistance.

2. The sleeping pill Ambien may trigger off certain side-effects that can further unleash disastrous impact on your thinking process. However, after taking Ambien and having a good night’s sleep, you may wake up feeling sleepy in the morning. Therefore, until and unless you get to know the side-effects triggered off by Ambien while you were awake, you need to be cautious while performing anything that requires you to stay vigilant and alert such as piloting an airplane, handling machinery, driving etc. Continue Reading ...

Ambien Dosage & Administration

Ambien Dosage
Ambien is available in 5 mg and 10 mg tablets. However, the medicine is available in 6.25 mg dosages also under the brand name Ambien CR.

  • Ambien 5 mg tablets are pink, film-coated and capsule-shaped tablets.
  • Ambien 10 mg tablets are white, film-coated and capsule-shaped tablets.
  • Ambien CR 6.25 mg tablets are round, pink and controlled release tablets.

The safety as well as effectiveness of Ambien dosages has not been evaluated in children. However, adults are recommended to take 10 mg Ambien dosages before going off to sleep.

An adult should not administer more than 10 mg Ambien dosages on a daily basis and the physician is likely to prescribe a smaller dosage of Ambien if you are in the grip of liver problems or are sensitive to the medicine. The older men and women are likely to be more sensitive to the effects of Ambien and hence 5 mg Ambien dosage is initially recommended for older men and women. Continue Reading ...

Generic Ambien Tablets

There are various generic versions of Ambien® tablets and all generic Ambien tablets are film-coated zolpidem tartrate tablets and are meant for the short term treatment of insomnia distinguished by difficulties related to falling asleep.

The efficacy of zolpidem tartrate tablets is clinically established with several clinical experiments proving that zolpidem tartrate tablets reduce sleep latency for a period of around 35 days. Therefore, they can be opted for the treatment of insomnia without any doubt over their efficacy.

It is essential to get hold of a prescription from the doctor before using generic Ambien tablets or zolpidem tartrate tablets as they are prescription-based medicines and moreover they should be taken as per the instructions of the doctor only. Continue Reading ...

Ambien Vs Ambien CR

Ambien is a Sanofi-Aventis manufactured sleeping pill that is meant for treating insomnia in people and Ambien CR is the extended release form of Ambien. Ambien CR is also FDA approved and is a product of the same company Sanofi-Aventis but there are specific tidbits related to Ambien as well as Ambien CR that distinguish one from another.

The specific differences between Ambien and Ambien CR are:

  • Ambien® has gained initial US approval from the FDA (Food and Drugs Administration) in 1992 as an effective prescription-based medicine for the treatment of insomnia while on the other hand Ambien CR has been approved by the FDA much later and is made available in the US in October 2005 for treating insomnia.
  • Ambien® is a single layered tablet while Ambien CR is made up of two layers. The first Ambien CR layer dissolves instantly to cause sleep while the second layer is released gradually as well as quickly in the body and helps you to stay asleep.
  • There are several generic versions of Ambien® but there is no generic form of Ambien CR.
  • Ambien® is used for the short term treatment of insomnia only while Ambien CR has been approved by the FDA for being used by people suffering from insomnia for a comparatively long period also if recommended by the doctor.
  • Ambien CR is different from Ambien® as well as other prescription-based sleep medications and it is particularly known for helping an insomnia afflicted individual to fall asleep and also to stay asleep.

Ambien & FDA Approval

The branded Ambien® medicine, a product of the pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis, has been granted initial US approval by the FDA (Food and Drugs Administration) in 1992 as an effective treatment for insomnia in adults. However, the generic name of Ambien® is Zolpidem tartrate and the FDA has also approved Generic 5 and 10 mg Zolpidem Tartrate (Ambien) tablets manufactured by specific pharmaceutical companies. These generic manufacturers are namely,

  • SYNTHON PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
  • APOTEX INC.
  • RANBAXY LABORATORIES LIMITED
  • DR. REDDY’S LABORATORIES LTD
  • MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
  • ROXANE LABORATORIES, INC.
  • WATSON LABORATORIES, INC.
  • PAR PHARMACEUTICAL, INC.
  • CARLABAD TECHNOLOGY, INC.
  • GENPHARM INC
  • MUTUAL PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY, INC.
  • CARACO PHARMACEUTICAL LABORATOTRIES, LTD
  • LEK PHARMACEUTICALS, d.d.
  • TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS USA

Ambien® has been approved by the FDA after evaluating the effectiveness of this medicine through a whole range of clinical experiments. The series of clinical trials undertaken on Ambien have made it evident that soon after the administration of Ambien, the medicine starts functioning on certain chemicals present in the brain that are responsible for causing insomnia and relieves people from the clasp of sleeplessness. Therefore, without any hesitation, you can administer Ambien and obtain relief from the grip of insomnia.

Ambien Side-Effects

Ambien is likely to relieve you from the grip of insomnia if the medication is used in accordance with the instructions of the doctor but likewise all chemically synthesized medicines, Ambien also triggers off certain side-effects on an occasional basis.

Some of the common side-effects facilitated by Ambien are namely,

  • Sleepiness
  • A persistent feeling of being drugged
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea(a specific condition of having frequent loose or liquid bowel movements)
  • nausea
  • dry mouth
  • headache
  • A feeling of irritation in the nose or throat

Lethargy Ambien is also responsible for certain serious side-effects in users.
Some of the serious Ambien side-effects are included below: Continue Reading ...