Zolpidem is a medication which is given to the people who have troubles falling asleep. It is a sedative which influences the chemicals in the brain, so you can stay asleep for some time.
Common Side Effects of zolpidem
The most common side effects of Zolpidem are diarrhea, nausea, upset stomach, headache, dryness of the mouth, drowsiness, sore throat and irritation of the nose. If these side effects turn out to be severe and persistent, you should contact your doctor so the dose can be adjusted. Some of the side effects which are less serious, especially if they are mild and temporary, are lightheadedness, impaired balance, loss of memory, nightmares, constipation, vision impairment, hiccup, excessive perspiration and ache in the muscles. You may also feel drowsy in the morning.
Serious Side Effects of zolpidem
You should contact your doctor as soon as you notice any of the serious side effects of Zolpidem. Such side effects may include pain in the chest, breathing difficulties, swallowing difficulties, irregular pulse, extreme faintness and symptoms which resemble to flu. You may also feel pain in the back or pain in the abdomen. You may experience certain mood and behavior changes, such as aggressiveness, depression, anxiety, restlessness or strange or bizarre thoughts. Other side effects of Zolpidem include suicidal tendencies, confusion, focusing difficulties, delusions and hallucinations. Swelling of the face, mouth, tongue legs or hands, hoarseness, breathing difficulties, tightness in the chest and skin irritation, itchiness or rash may be the signs of an allergic reaction to Zolpidem. If you have taken too much of Zolpidem you may experience excessive sleepiness, lightheadedness, faintness, confusion and coma.
Zolpidem can cause an addiction, so discuss it with your doctor before you start using this medication. You should not drive or operate hazardous equipment after you have taken Zolpidem. Drinking alcohol with Zolpidem can increase the risk of side effects. Your doctor should be informed about any medications or health problems, especially about any mental illness, kidney or liver disease, or any problems with lungs or breathing. Also inform your doctor if you are pregnant or if you are breastfeeding because Zolpidem may harm the baby. This medication is not recommended for people under 18 years of age. You should not take Zolpidem more than 5 weeks. After you stop taking this drug you may notice symptoms such as anxiety, panic attacks, tremors, pain in the stomach, nausea and excessive perspiration. You may also experience unusual changes in behavior.