For people who have trouble sleeping, doctors may prescribe this drug to help them rest. People take them not knowing the Ambien side effects that can occur.
Females generally require lower dosage compared to men because metabolism of Zolpidem is slower in females.
That is the reason why recently (on January 10th, 2013) the FDA has reduced the recommended initial dose of Zolpidem to half.
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Most common Ambien side effects are drowsiness, headache and decreased alertness in the early hours after waking up.
A new study looks at what happens in older Americans who took Ambien.
The age-related finding is interesting and suggests that doctors and caregivers need to be especially careful when prescribing this medicine to older adults who are still driving.". "We know that many medications have a detrimental effect on individuals' ability to drive, and we suspect that drowsy driving is under-represented as a contributing factor in many crashes.
"We haven't demonstrated a cause and effect," McGwin said.
But the current study was only designed to find an association between car accidents and sleeping pill use.
Holly Phillips explains.