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Zolpidem (Ambien)

Also known as Ambien and Intermezzo


Zolpidem (brand names Ambien, Ambien CR, Intermezzo, Stilnox, and Sublinox) is a prescription medication used for the treatment of insomnia and some brain disorders. It is a short-acting nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic of the imidazopyridine class that potentiates GABA, an inhibitory neurotransmitter, by binding to GABAA receptors at the same location as benzodiazepines. It works quickly, usually within 15 minutes, and has a short half-life of two to three hours.

Source: Wikipedia

Estimated Total Cost: $17.71 for an average of 28 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed zolpidem to treat insomnia, primary insomnia, dissociative disorder, and neuropathy due to drugs.

What side effects are related?

Patients taking zolpidem most commonly experience side effects like headache, indigestion, and sleepiness.

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