Zolpidem, or Ambien, is a prescription sleep aid that you can get from your doctor. It’s used to help you fall asleep and stay asleep, but it can also cause some side effects.
The most common side effect of zolpidem is drowsiness. You might feel tired or groggy the next day after taking the drug. Drowsiness may interfere with your ability to drive or perform other activities that require concentration. If you have trouble driving or working when you take Ambien, talk to your doctor about changing your dosage or switching to another sleep aid.
Some people experience nausea and vomiting when taking Ambien. These symptoms are more likely if you take the drug with alcohol or while eating food high in fat (like pizza).
Other possible side effects include headache, dizziness, dry mouth, blurred vision and confusion. If these symptoms occur while taking zolpidem and aren’t relieved by removing the medication from your routine, talk to your doctor immediately.
Side Effects of Zolpidem
You should not take zolpidem if you are allergic to it or any other ingredients in the medication. Do not take this medication if you’ve had an allergic reaction to another sedative-hypnotic drug like zopiclone (Lunesta), eszopiclone (Lunexa), or ramelteon (Rozerem). Do not take this medication if you have taken an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days or are currently taking one. Also avoid this medication if you have severe liver or kidney disease, glaucoma, heart rhythm problems, depression, suicidal thoughts or actions, or a history of drug abuse/alcoholism.
While zolpidem can be helpful for some people, there are also some side effects associated with taking this drug. These include dizziness, fatigue, nausea, headaches, and blurred vision. You should talk with your doctor about these potential side effects before starting treatment with zolpidem so that you know what to expect from taking this medication.
What are the negative effects of Ambien?
Ambien can cause drowsiness, dizziness, confusion and impaired coordination. A person may feel like they are drunk when they take Ambien or that they are moving too quickly or slowly. The person may also experience loss of appetite and nausea. These side effects will usually go away after a few days if they aren’t severe enough to require medical attention.
With extended use, Ambien can cause depression and hallucinations. If a person stops taking this medication abruptly after using it for an extended period of time, they may experience withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety or insomnia.
What does Ambien do to your body?
Ambien is a prescription sleep aid that works by helping with your body’s natural sleep cycle. It’s been on the market for decades, but Ambien has become more popular in the past few years—especially among people who are looking for a quick fix to get some rest.
But what does Ambien do to your body? Well, for one thing, it’s not actually a sleeping pill as much as it is a sedative/hypnotic drug (which means it can cause drowsiness). And while it’s been shown to be effective at helping people fall asleep faster, doctors and researchers are concerned about its effects on memory and cognition.