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Ambien drug description
Ambien is a sedative and hypnotic belonging to the nonbenzodiazepine Z medication class that works through GABA receptors in the brain and nervous system to produce calming effects and treat sleeplessness (insomnia).
Facts about Ambien
- It is a highly addictive drug and can cause trouble if used without consulting your physician.
- Using Ambien might not be that safe for you if you are below 18 years of age.
- Ambien can interfere with the body’s normal functioning; therefore, you may need certain medical tests while using Ambien.
- It is advisable to keep track of your medicine and never share your medicine with anyone, especially those with a history of drug abuse or addiction.
- Abrupt withdrawal of the medicine can adversely affect your health; therefore, you should consult your doctor before leaving Ambien. Your doctor will gradually decrease your medicine dose to avoid withdrawal symptoms.
- You can buy the medicine, provided that you bear an appropriate prescription from a doctor. It is because buying or selling without a proper prescription is strictly prohibited under the law, and authorities may hold you liable for some punishment if you do so.
- In addition to all other necessary precautions, you should avoid making medical errors and try to be consistent throughout the treatment.
What to know before taking Ambien?
Ambien directly affects your central nervous system and helps to produce calming effects in the brain, and works to treat insomnia. However, to make treatment effective, you should take care of certain precautions while taking Ambien.
You should consider the following things before starting your treatment with Ambien:
- Ambien can adversely affect your health if you are allergic to it or any of its components or similar drugs.
- Taking Ambien might not be that safe or effective if you have the following health disorders or history thereof:
- Mental illness
- Destructive and self detrimental behavior
- Mood swings and behavioral disorders
- Lungs disease
- Breathing disorders
- Sleep apnea (breathing that stop while sleeping)
- Please don’t take Ambien if you are an alcoholic or drug addict.
- Expecting women and lactating mothers should avoid taking Ambien; it can harm their child and make them dependent on the medicine.
- Using Ambien during pregnancy can cause congenital disabilities to your child.
- Please consult your physician to learn more about the risks and benefits associated with Ambien.
How to take Ambien?
- Ambien is a nonbarbiturate hypnotic medication and is the first-choice treatment for sleeplessness when other medicines don’t work well enough.
- However, it can adversely affect your health if taken inappropriately.
- You should 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 health expert if you are not observing any improvement in your health condition.
Ambien side effects
Using Ambien can help you to treat insomnia but can cause the following side effect:
- Drowsiness or dizziness
- Dry mouth
- Pain in the chest
- Palpitations (fast or irregular heart rate)
- Pain in the muscles