Zolpidem is indicated for the short-term treatment of insomnia characterized by difficulties with sleep initiation. If you have been taking this medicine for several weeks and suddenly stop taking it, you may get unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Your doctor or health care professional may want to gradually reduce the dose. Do not stop taking this medicine on your own. Always follow your doctor or health care professional’s advice.
A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.
Antihistamines for allergy, cough and cold
Certain medicines for anxiety or sleep
Medicines for depression, like amitriptyline, fluoxetine, sertraline
Certain medicines for fungal infections like ketoconazole and itraconazole
Certain medicines for seizures like phenobarbital, primidone
Dietary supplements for sleep, like valerian or kava kava
General anesthetics like halothane, isoflurane, methoxyflurane, propofol
Local anesthetics like lidocaine, pramoxine, tetracaine
Medicines that relax muscles for surgery
Narcotic medicines for pain
Phenothiazines like chlorpromazine, mesoridazine, prochlorperazine, thioridazine
What side effects may I notice from receiving this zolpidem pill?
Allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
changes in vision
depressed mood or other changes in moods or emotions
Feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
loss of balance or coordination
loss of memory
numbness or tingling of the tongue
restlessness, excitability, or feelings of anxiety or agitation
signs and symptoms of liver injury like dark yellow or brown urine; general ill feeling or flu• like symptoms; light• colored stools; loss of appetite; nausea; right upper belly pain; unusually weak or tired; yellowing of the eyes or skin
2) drowsiness the day after you take this medicine