Insomnia is one of the most common sleeping problems of people. Zolpidem Tartrate is one of the best treatments for this condition. This drug is used to treat sleeping issues (sleep deprivation) in adults. If you have problems sleeping, this medicine can help you sleep faster, as it improves your sleeping routine. This drug is identified as belonging to the class of medications called narcotic hypnotics. It works in your brain by producing a calming effect.

Although it helps numerous individuals, this drug may at times cause addiction. This hazard might be higher if you have a substance use problem, for example, abuse of or dependence on drugs or alcohol. Take this prescription properly as endorsed to decrease the risk of addiction. Consult your doctor for more questions.

When this medication is used for a long time, it may not work well. You may experience difficulty in sleeping in an initial couple of nights after you quit taking this drug. This is called rebound sleep deprivation and it’s natural. It will disappear after 1 to 2 nights. If this effect continues, consult a doctor.

With the use of this drug, the sleeping routine may change and your sleep may be distracted several times during the night. Talk to your doctor about alternative ways on how to prevent sleeping issues without taking any medications. Alternative ways like lessening the intake of caffeine drinks, avoiding alcohol beverages close to bedtime, avoiding daytime naps, and going to bed at the same time each night may be used.

This drug is used in the following conditions:

  • Short term treatment of insomnia characterized by difficulties with sleep initiation

Do not use Zolpidem Tartrate in people with the following conditions:

    • Hypersensitivity
    • Anaphylaxis
    • Angioedema

This drug may have the following side effects:

  • Anaphylactoid reactions
  • Abnormal thinking
  • Behavior changes
  • Central nervous system depressant effects

Take extra caution in patients with the following medical conditions:

  • Physical or psychiatric disorders
  • Rare cases of angioedema involving the tongue, glottis or larynx
  • Dyspnea
  • Aggressiveness
  • Visual and auditory hallucinations
  • Patients with concomitant illness
  • Depression
  • May impair ability to drive or operate machinery
  • Children
  • Elderly


Zolpidem Tartrate may interact with the following medicines:

  • CNS-depressant drugs
  • Fluoxetine
  • CYP3A inhibitors
  • Itraconazole
  • Rifampin
  • Ketoconazole

If you think you have used Zolpidem Tartrate more than the usual dosage, please seek medical help immediately.

Available Brands:

  • Sitinox
  • Zoldem

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