FAQ - Zolpidem

1. Can zolpidem help relieve anxiety?

Zolpidem causes sleepiness which may help reduce anxiety in some patients. However, it is primarily used to treat insomnia.

2. What happens if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. Take the next dose when you have 8 hours available to sleep.

3. What other medications affect Ambien sleeping tablets?

Some medications that interact with Zolpidem include Tofranil, Zoloft, Thorazine, Nizoral, Sporanox and Rifadin. Please let your doctor or pharmacist know if you are taking any other prescription or herbal medicines.

4. Can zolpidem be habit forming?

Zolpidem may be habit forming if it is not used as recommended. Taking it frequently or for long periods of time can lead to tolerance and dependency.

5. Can zolpidem be taken during pregnancy?

It is best to avoid zolpidem during pregnancy.

6. Is it safe for people with depression to take zolpidem?

Zolpidem can be used by patients with depression. However, Ambien sleeping tablets should be used with caution and any symptoms of mood changes should be reported to a health care professional.