Ambien produces calming signals in the brain and nervous system and helps to sleep better. It is a nonbarbiturate Hypnotic medication that works through the GABA receptors to treat insomnia and other sleeping disorders.
Ambien produces calming effects on the brain and nervous system to treat sleeping disorders. To make treatment effective, and you should take care of all the necessary precautions while taking medicine. In addition to above all, you need to consider the following things before starting your treatment with Ambien:
Ambien is a dangerous and highly addictive medication that can deteriorate your health even more or make you a drug addict if taken inappropriately. Take your medicine as prescribed by your doctor and follow all the necessary directions and instructions as given on the medicine or prescription label. We also advise you to tell your doctor if you are not observing any improvement in your health condition.
Ambien works through the GABA receptors in the brain and nervous system to treat anxiety, panic attacks, and certain other mood or behavioral disorders. However, it is a dangerous medication; therefore, it is advisable to consult your doctor for the correct and suitable Ambien dosage. Your doctor will examine you thoroughly before prescribing you suitable Ambien dosages. Doctors generally consider the following factors before prescribing you appropriate medicine dosages:
The following are the usual Ambien dosage that your doctor can prescribe you:
In the form of oral tablets
5 mg of the medicine once a day, at night before sleeping.
5 mg to 10 mg of Ambien tablet once a day, at night before sleeping.
Using Ambien in the treatment of patients less than 18 years is not recommended.
In the form of extended-release tablets
6.5 mg of Ambien extended-release tablets, once a day, at night before sleeping.
6.5 mg to 12.5 mg of the medicine once a day, at night before sleeping.
Using Ambien in the treatment of patients less than 18 years is not safe.
Being a nonbarbiturate Hypnotic medication, Ambien is an effective treatment for insomnia. However, it may cause an overdose if taken in excess. Observe your health; you may experience the following life-threatening symptoms in the case of Ambien overdose:
To overcome these fatal overdose symptoms, you should consult your doctor ASAP if an overdose happens. You can also seek emergency medical help by calling the poison helpline at 1-800-222-1222.
Ambien can make you feel sleepy throughout the day if you have not taken a proper sleep after taking it and this can affect your mood all day long. Avoid taking Ambien while traveling. Alcohol can dangerously interact with Ambien; please avoid taking them together. Ambien can impair your thought process and cause dizziness or drowsiness. Therefore, it is advisable to avoid driving and performing any other activities that can cause severe injuries or accidents.
Ambien is one of the effective medicine for treating sleeping disorders, but it can also cause the following side effects:
It is obvious to experience these mild side effects after using Ambien, and you should not worry too much about them unless they are bothering you too much. However, it is necessary to consult your doctor if these mild side effects are unbearable or making your life too complicated. Please stop taking Ambien and seek emergency medical assistance ASAP if you experience the following health issues while taking medicine:
Ambien can dangerously interact with the following medicines and can adversely affect your health and cause death as well:
As their interaction can be fatal, it is advisable to take advice from your doctor before starting the treatment if you take these medicines or any other over-the-counter medicine.