Zolpidem 5mg and 10mg a sleeping pill. It’s used to treat insomnia (when you might have trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep). It helps you fall asleep more …

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Zolpidem 5mg and 10mg

Zolpidem 5mg and 10mg sold under the brand name Ambien, among others, is a medication primarily used for the short-term treatment of sleeping problems. Guidelines recommend that it be used only after cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia and behavioral changes, such as sleep hygiene, have been tried.


Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it contains important information for you.

  • Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
  • If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
  • This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their signs of illness are the same as yours.
  • If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
  • Your doctor may have given you this medicine before from another company. It may have looked slightly different. However, either brand will have the same effect.

What is in this leaflet:

1. What zolpidem is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you take zolpidem 5mg
3. How to take zolpidem
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store zolpidem
6. Contents of the pack and other information

1. What zolpidem is and what it is used for

The name of your medicine is Zolpidem 5mg or 10mg Tablets (called zolpidem throughout this leaflet). Zolpidem contains a medicine called zolpidem tartrate. This belongs to a group of medicines called hypnotics. It works by acting on your brain to help you sleep.

Zolpidem is used for temporary sleep problems in adults that are causing you severe distress or that are affecting your everyday life. This includes sleep problems in adults such as:

  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Waking in the middle of the night
  • Waking too early

Your doctor will identify your sleep problem wherever possible and the underlying factors before prescribing this medicine for you. The failure of your sleep problems to stop after a 7-14 day course of treatment may indicate you have an underlying disorder, your doctor will assess you at regular intervals.

Zolpidem is used for the short-term treatment of insomnia. Do not use long-term. Treatment should be as short as possible because the risk of dependence increases with the duration of treatment. Ask your doctor for advice if you are unsure.

2. What you need to know before you take zolpidem

Do not take zolpidem if:

  • You are allergic (hypersensitive) to zolpidem tartrate or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).
    Signs of an allergic reaction include a rash, swallowing or breathing problems, and swelling of your lips, face, throat, or tongue.
  • You have a problem where you stop breathing for short periods at night (sleep apnoea).
  • You have a problem that causes severe muscle weakness (myasthenia gravis).
  • You have breathing difficulties (hypoventilate).
  • You have severe liver problems.
  • You have been told by a doctor that you have a mental illness (psychosis).
  • You are under the age of 18.

Do not take this medicine if any of the above applies to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking zolpidem.

Warnings and precautions

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking zolpidem if:

  • You have a history of alcohol or drug abuse.
  • Your lungs do not work properly.
  • You have any liver problems.
  • You have depression or have had another mental illness in the past.
  • You have recently taken zolpidem or other similar medicines for more than 4 weeks.

The use of zolpidem may lead to the development of abuse and/or physical and psychological dependence.

However, it has not been established whether this is caused by the medicine or if there may be other reasons. If you have suicidal thoughts, contact your doctor as soon as possible for further medical advice.

Zolpidem can cause drowsiness and decrease your level of alertness. This could cause you to fall, sometimes leading to severe injuries.

If you are not sure if any of the above applies to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking zolpidem.

Next day psychomotor impairment (see also ‘Driving and using machines)

The day after taking zolpidem, the risk of psychomotor impairment, including impaired driving ability may be increased if:

  • You take this medicine less than 8 hours before performing activities that require your alertness.
  • You take a higher dose than recommended.
  • You take zolpidem while you are already taking other central nervous system depressants or other medicines that increase zolpidem in your blood while drinking alcohol, or while taking illicit substances. zolpidem 5mg

Take the single intake immediately at bedtime.

Do not take another dose during the same night.

Other medicines and zolpidem

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken, or might take any other medicines. This includes medicines you buy without a prescription, including herbal medicines. This is because zolpidem can affect the way some other medicines work. Also, some medicines can affect the way zolpidem works.

Zolpidem may increase the effect of the following medicines:

While taking zolpidem with the following medicines, drowsiness and next-day psychomotor impairment effects, including impaired driving ability, may be increased:

  • Medicines for mental problems (antipsychotics).
  • Medicines for depression such as sertraline.
  • Some medicines for moderate to severe pain (narcotic analgesics).
  • Medicines for epilepsy (anticonvulsants).
  • Medicines used in surgery (anesthetics).
  • Medicines to calm or reduce anxiety or for sleep problems (hypnotics).
  • Medicines for hay fever, rashes, or other allergies that can make you sleepy (sedative antihistamines) such as chlorphenamine or promethazine.

While taking zolpidem with antidepressants including bupropion, desipramine, fluoxetine, sertraline, and venlafaxine, you may see things that are not real (hallucinations).

It is not recommended to take zolpidem with fluvoxamine, ciprofloxacin, or St. John’s Wort (a herbal medicine) used for mood swings and depression.

Risks from the concomitant use of opioids

Concomitant use of zolpidem and opioids (strong pain killers, medicines for substitution therapy, and some cough medicines) increases the risk of drowsiness, difficulties in breathing (respiratory depression), coma and may be life-threatening.

Please tell your doctor about all opioid medicines you are taking, and follow your doctor’s dosage recommendation closely. It could be helpful to inform friends or relatives to be aware of the signs and symptoms stated above. Contact your doctor when experiencing such symptoms.

The following medicines can increase the chance of you getting side effects when taken with zolpidem. To make this less likely, your doctor may decide to lower your dose of zolpidem:

  • Some medicines for fungal infections such as ketoconazole.

The following medicines can make zolpidem work less well:

  • Rifampicin (an antibiotic) – for infections.

Zolpidem with alcohol

Do not drink alcohol while you are taking zolpidem. Alcohol can increase the effects of zolpidem and make you sleep very deeply so that you do not breathe properly or have difficulty waking.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding


Use of this medicine is not recommended during pregnancy.

If you discover that you are pregnant or are planning to have a baby, consult your doctor right away to re-assess the need for treatment.

A large amount of data has not shown evidence of malformations with benzodiazepines.

If taken regularly in late pregnancy, your baby may get withdrawal symptoms. In this case, the newborn should be closely monitored during the postnatal period.


Do not take zolpidem if you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed. This is because small amounts may pass into mothers’ milk.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Driving and using machines

On the day after taking zolpidem, do not drive or use machinery or tools if you feel sleepy, dizzy, or confused. Zolpidem has a major influence on the ability to drive and use machines such as ‘sleep driving. On the day after taking zolpidem (as with other hypnotic medicines), you should be aware that:

  • You may feel drowsy, sleepy, dizzy, or confused.
  • You may take longer to make quick decisions.
  • You may have double or blurred vision.
  • You may be less alert.

A period of at least 8 hours is recommended between taking zolpidem and driving, using machinery, and working at heights to minimize the above-listed effects.

Do not drink alcohol or take other psychoactive substances while you are taking zolpidem as it can increase the above-listed effects.

Important information about the ingredients of Zolpidem

This medicine contains Lactose monohydrate.

This medicine contains less than 1 mmol sodium (23 mg) per tablet, that is to say essentially ‘sodium-free’

3. How to take zolpidem 5mg or 10mg

Always take zolpidem exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

Taking this medicine

  • Take this medicine by mouth.
  • Swallow the tablet whole with a drink of water.
  • The recommended dose per 24 hours is 10mg of zolpidem.
  • Make sure you have a period of at least 8 hours after taking this medicine before performing activities that require your alertness.
  • Do not exceed 10mg per 24 hours.
  • The usual length of treatment is 2 days to 4 weeks.

How much to take


  • The recommended dose is one 10mg tablet (or two 5mg tablets) just before bedtime. A lower dose may be prescribed to some patients.


  • The usual dose is one 5mg tablet just before bedtime.

Patients with liver problems

  • The usual starting dose is one 5mg tablet just before bedtime. This may be increased to two 5mg tablets (or one 10mg tablet) by your doctor if necessary.

Children and adolescents

Do not give this medicine to children under 18 years old.

Blood Tests

  • Zolpidem can change the levels of liver enzymes shown up in blood tests. This can mean that your liver is not working properly.
  • If you are going to have a blood test, it is important to tell your doctor that you are taking zolpidem.

If you take more zolpidem than you should

If you take more zolpidem than you should, tell a doctor or go to a hospital casualty department straight away. Take the medicine pack with you. This is so the doctor knows what you have taken.

Taking too much zolpidem can be very dangerous. The following effects may happen:

  • Feeling drowsy, confused, sleeping deeply, and possibly falling into a coma.

If you forget to take zolpidem

Zolpidem must only be taken at bedtime. If you forget to take your tablet at bedtime, then you should not take it at any other time, otherwise,e you may feel drowsy, dizzy, lazy, and confused during the day. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet.

If you stop taking zolpidem

Keep taking zolpidem until your doctor tells you to stop. Do not stop taking zolpidem suddenly, but tell your doctor if you want to stop. Your doctor will need to lower your dose and stop you from taking it sometimes.

If you stop taking zolpidem suddenly, your sleep problems may come back and you may get a ‘withdrawal effect’. If this happens you may get some of the effects listed below.

Warnings on zolpidem 5mg

See a doctor straight away if you get any of the following effects:

  • Feeling anxious, shaky, irritable, agitated, or confused
  • Feeling restless
  • Headache
  • Limp or weak muscles
  • A lower level of awareness and problems with focusing or concentrating
  • Nightmares, seeing or hearing things that are not real (hallucinations)
  • Being more sensitive to notion touch than normal
  • Relaxed grip on reality
  • Numbness and tingling in your hands and feet
  • Aching muscles
  • Changes in your behavior
  • Fits (seizures)

4. Possible side effects of zolpidem 5mg & 10mg

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Stop taking zolpidem and see a doctor or go to a hospital straight away if:

  • You have an allergic reaction. These signs may include: an itchy, lumpy rash (hives) or nettle rash (urticaria), swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, face, lips or  throat which may cause difficulty in swallowing or breathing

Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you have any of the following side effects:

Common side effects (may affect less than 1 in 10 people)

  • Poor memory while taking zolpidem (amnesia) and strange behavior during this time. This is more likely to affect you in the few hours after you take this medicine. You will be having 7-8 hours asleep after taking zolpidem which  likely causes you a problem.
  • Sleeping problems that get worse after taking this medicine.
  • Seeing or hearing things that are not real (hallucinations).

Uncommon side effects (may affect less than 1 in 100 people)

  • Blurred eyesight or ‘seeing double’

Rare side effects (may affect less than 1 in 1,000 people)

  • Being less aware of your environment
  • Falling, especially in the elderly

Sleep-driving and other sleep-related behavior

There have been some reports of people doing things while asleep that they do not remember when waking up after taking a sleeping medicine. This includes sleep-driving, sleepwalking, preparing and eating food, and having sex. Alcohol and some medicines for depression or anxiety can increase the chance that this serious effect will happen.

Common side effects (may affect less than 1 in 10 people)





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