Ambien Zolpidem Side Effects
Ambien affects the chemicals in the brain and nerves that relaxes and calms the mind leading to a peaceful sleeping. It is non-benzodiazepines of the class imidazopyridine. The working mechanism of Ambien includes increasing the GABA effects in the central nervous system and thus it works by binding the GABA receptor in the place of benzodiazepines.
About 50 to 70 million adults in US sleep disorder and close to 38 million of adults were taking Ambien, the sleeping pill to achieve a better sleep at night.
However, the host is known for side effects that include dizziness, losing awareness, hallucinations, change in behaviour and sleepwalking and even sleep driving.
Few users have experienced the above-mentioned side effects during their intake of this medication. Australia’s National Prescribing Service made a research has found that these effects occur mostly after their first dose or within a few days after start taking this treatment.
Not all the people who are taking this medication will engage in the strange behaviour and ends up in trouble. There are few people who also enjoy taking this drug in a high amount and are willing to overlook the negative consequences caused as a result of their drug usage. And there are some recreational users who took Ambien to treat their insomnia, but they fought the drug’s sleeping inducing effect as they could get it in high amount.
Due to the presence of GABA receptors, which includes the positive modulators such as benzodiazepines and non-benzodiazepines drugs, the alcohol has a cross-tolerance to this medication. For this reason, the alcoholics may be at a risk of increased physical dependency to the usage of Ambien. It is not usually prescribed to the person with the drug or alcohol abuse or a person with an increased physical dependency on sedative drugs.
As you know that Ambien is the very effective medication and that’s why there are many manufacturers are producing this tablet. It is mostly prescribed for the treatment of insomnia and for other related problems. But there are also some effects that have been occurred in many people that might be extreme and tragic.
The most common side effects for short-term use include headache (reported by 7% of people in clinical trials) drowsiness (2%), dizziness (1%), and diarrhea (1%); some of the common side effects for long-term use included dry mouth (3%), allergy (4%), back pain (3%), flu kind of symptoms (1%), pain in the chest (1%), heart palpitations (2%), drowsiness (8%), dizziness (5%), lethargy (3%), drugged feeling (3%), light-headedness (2%), depression (1%), abnormal dreams in sleep (1%), amnesia (1%), sleeping disorder (1%), diarrhea (3%), abdominal pain (2%), constipation (2%), sinusitis (4%), sore throat (3%), and rash (2%)
Other than any sleeping disorder medications, around $1.6 billion U.S. market for insomnia treatments Ambien is currently used.