Ambien Side Effects: Long Term Side Effects of Ambien
The following are some of the most common symptoms experienced by those taking Ambien (zolpidem):
1) You feel sleepy, but not tired.
2) Your mind seems clearer than usual.
3) You have trouble concentrating at work or school.
4) You have difficulty sleeping at night.
5) You experience hallucinations, such as seeing things that aren’t there.
6) You may even lose your sense of time.
7) You may become irritable or angry.
8) You may become easily frightened.
You might also experience these side effects while taking Ambien:
9) You will sleep longer than normal.
10) Your heart rate will increase during sleep.
11) Your blood pressure will rise during sleep.
12) Your breathing rate increases during sleep.
The above are some of the most common side effects experienced by people on Ambien (zolpidem).
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You can increase your chances of falling asleep by taking a slow-release formula of zolpidem, such as Ambien CR (Continuous Release), Edluar, or Intermezzo.
However, slow-release formulas work much more slowly than standard Ambien (zolpidem), which means that their effects may start to kick in before bedtime, so there is a higher risk of side effects such as sleepwalking or sleep driving.
Before taking Ambien (zolpidem), tell your physician if you have any of the following conditions:
1) If you have a history of drug or alcohol abuse.
2) If you have an enlarged prostate.
3) If you have a history of mental illness.
4) If you have a history of sleep apnea.
5) If you have a history of kidney or liver disease.
6) If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
7) If you are elderly, ill or frail.
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