What Are Other Names for Ambien

What Are Other Names for Ambien

Another name for Ambien is zolpidem tartrate. Ambien is the brand name for zolpidem, which is the generic name for the drug. Additional brands also exist including Edluar, Intermezzo, and Zolpimist.

Ambien Side Effects

In addition to its calming and sleep-inducing effects, Ambien can have unwanted side effects. Side effects of Ambien include:

  • Feeling tired or drowsy during the day
  • General weakness
  • Feeling “drugged”, light-headed or dizzy
  • Loss of coordination
  • Anxiety
  • Stuffy nose
  • Dry mouth
  • Throat or nose irritation
  • Nausea or upset stomach
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain

What Are Other Names for Ambien

The most well-known side effect of Ambien is parasomnia, where a person may have unusual behaviors while sleeping. This can include walking, driving, eating, or even having sex while sleeping. Crimes have also been reported to happen while someone was on Ambien. These events are rare; however, the FDA issued a warning about these activities in 2019 to alert people considering taking Ambien that they can occur.

Ambien Addiction

When used for longer than intended or in doses higher than prescribed, Ambien can be addictive. Ambien addiction can start when someone uses Ambien other than for its intended purpose. Due to its interaction with neurotransmitter receptors in the brain, Ambien can give a person a euphoric feeling, sometimes called a “high”, when used at doses higher than prescribed. At high doses, it can also make a person have more energy versus having a sedative effect. When a person uses Ambien to get high, it can lead to an addiction.

Ambien should always be taken as prescribed and never taken by someone who does not have a prescription. As a controlled substance, it is illegal to take or even possess Ambien without a prescription.

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