Zolpidem 10mg is a medication primarily used for the short term treatment of sleeping problems. This includes: difficulty falling asleep, waking in the night, waking early in the morning and sleeping problems that are causing severe distress. Zolpidem 10mg also can be used as a short-term treatment for insomnia.
Zolpidem 10mg decreases the time taken to fall asleep and the number of times you wake up in the night, as well as increasing the total amount of time spent sleeping. Zolpidem 10mg works by acting on receptors in the brain called GABA receptors, specifically the GABA-A receptors.
This causes the release of a neurotransmitter called GABA in the brain. Neurotransmitters are natural body chemicals that act as chemical messengers between nerve cells. GABA is a neurotransmitter that acts as a natural 'nerve-calming' agent. It helps keep the nerve activity in the brain in balance, and is involved in inducing sleepiness, reducing anxiety and relaxing muscles. Zolpidem 10mg is labelled for short-term (usually about two to six weeks) treatment of insomnia at the lowest possible dose. It may be used for both improving sleep onset and staying asleep.
For adults under 65 years of age is prescribed 1 tablet of Zolpidem 10mg per day.
For people over 65 years of age or patients with hepatic insufficiency, Zolpidem is prescribed in a dose of 5mg (1/2 tablets) per day. Increasing the dose to 10 mg (1 tablet) in this category of patients can only be a last resort.
With episodic insomnia, the duration of treatment is from 2 to 5 days; At transient – 2/3 weeks. If it is necessary to prolong therapy for a period of more than 4 weeks, the patient should be re-consulted. The drug should be taken immediately before bed.
Zolpidem 10mg is effective and it works fast. It helps people with insomnia fall asleep within 15 to 30 minutes. It will help you to stay asleep for a full night’s rest. In fact, you should not take Zolpidem unless you are ready to go to sleep and devote a full night of 7-8 hours to your sleep.
Zolpidem 10mg is not recommended for use with myasthenia gravis and simultaneous use of alcohol.
Zolpidem 10mg is contraindicated in the first trimester of pregnancy. In the third trimester of pregnancy, the drug can be used in minimal doses, since with the use of benzodiazepines and similar drugs in high doses at the end of pregnancy arterial hypotension, hypothermia and respiratory distress syndrome of newborns may occur, and a few days after birth the development of withdrawal syndrome. The concentration of Zolpidem 10mg in breast milk is low, but if you need Zolpidem in the lactation period, you should decide whether to stop breastfeeding. In experimental studies, the teratogenic effect of the drug was not detected.
depression of the central nervous system. In mild cases – stupor, drowsiness; In more severe – ataxia, hypotension, hypotension, respiratory depression, less often coma.
If necessary, symptomatic therapy in the intensive care unit.
Store Zolpidem 10mg at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store the drugs in the bathroom. Keep all drugs away from reach of children and pets.