Ambien – The Most Popular Anti-Insomnia Drug
What is Ambien?
The medicine, Ambien can be explained as a sedative, also known as hypnotic. The ingredients present in this sedative affect the chemicals in the brain that might become unbalanced and can cause problems in sleep. The medicine is used for a short tenure treatment of insomnia. This medicine relaxes one’s body and mind which in turn gives them a good sleep. Ambien is also used for various other purposes than the one mentioned above.
Important information about Ambien
It can cause serious allergic reactions. If you detect any allergic signs and symptoms like difficulty in breathing, swelling of the lips, throat and tongue, problem in breathing, you should stop the consumption of Ambien and immediately consult a doctor. It is suggested by the doctors that one should never consume Ambien during the normal working hours. You should have this medication when you can dedicate a total of 8 hours to sleep.
It has been found that some people having this medicine were engaged in various activities like eating, answering phone calls and driving but did not remember any of these activities later. If you also undergo the similar situation, you should stop consuming Ambien and consult a doctor for further treatment. Doctors say that a person consuming Ambien should never drink alcohol as it can increase the adverse effects of alcohol. The ingredients used in Ambien might make a person addict so it should be consumed after consulting with a doctor. One should try not to buy Ambien from the Internet as the medicine might contain some poisonous substance in it.
Before Taking Ambien
It is a strong medicine which makes one fall asleep, so one should know various important things about it before consuming it, so that it does not cause any health hazards. One should never consume this medicine during their waking hours. If you have 8 hours in hand which you can dedicate to your sleep then you can take Ambien without any worries. If you have an allergy towards zolpidem, you should not consume Ambien. The Ambien tablet may consists of lactose. If you are responsive to lactose, be cautious. If you suffer from kidney, liver and heart disease, lung disease like bronchitis, asthma, pulmonary disease, breathing problem during sleep, mental illness, depression, alcohol or drug addiction etc you should tell about these conditions to your doctor before he prescribes Ambien for you. If you suffer from any of these above mentioned conditions, you might need an adjustment in the dose of Ambien.
How should I take Ambien?
You should consume Ambien as prescribed by the doctor. You should not consume the medicine in large amounts and should never continue it for the whole life. You need to follow the instructions mentioned on the label of the medicine. This medicine comes with instructions for a safe and effective use. You need to follow these instructions in a careful manner. This medicine should be taken with water. If you do not find any changes in your sleeping habit inform your doctor about it. He might make some changes in the dosages. Without consulting your doctor, never take this medicine for more than 4 to 5 weeks.
Side effects of Ambien
Ambien causes severe allergic reactions. Some of the common side effects of Ambien are depression, suicidal thoughts, aggression, anxiety, restlessness, confusion, hallucinations, dizziness, and amnesia, loss of memory, sore throat, stuffy and blocked nose.
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