Zolpidem has a major influence on the ability to drive and use machines such as ‘sleep driving’. On the day after taking Zolpidem, do not drive or use machinery or tools if you feel sleepy, dizzy or confused. On the day after taking Zolpidem (as with other hypnotic medicines), you should be aware that:.
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Zolpidem can cause drowsiness and decrease your level of alertness. This could cause you to fall, sometimes leading to severe injuries.
This includes sleep-driving, sleep walking and having sex. There have been some reports of people doing things while asleep that they do not remember when waking up after taking a sleeping medicine. Alcohol and some medicines for depression or anxiety can increase the chance that this serious effect will happen.
The recommended dose per 24 hours is 10mg of zolpidem. Zolpidem should be taken:. A lower dose may be prescribed to some patients.
Do not take this medicine if any of the above applies to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Zolpidem.
This may be increased to two 5mg tablets (or one 10mg tablet) by your doctor if necessary. The usual starting dose is one 5mg tablet just before bedtime. Children.
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Zolpidem may increase the effect of the following medicines and while taking zolpidem with the following medicines, drowsiness and next-day psychomotor impairment effects, including impaired driving ability, may be increased:
Keep taking Zolpidem until your doctor ls you to stop. Your doctor will need to lower your dose and stop your tablets over a period of time. Do not stop taking Zolpidem suddenly, but l your doctor if you want to stop.
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Do not take this medicine and l your doctor if:
Like all medicines, Zolpidem can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Zolpidem.
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Common side effects (affects less than 1 in every 10 people).
Stop taking Zolpidem and see a doctor or go to a hospital straight away if:
The name of your medicine is Zolpidem 5mg or 10mg Tablets (called Zolpidem throughout this leaflet). It works by acting on your brain to help you sleep. This belongs to a group of medicines called hypnotics. Zolpidem contains a medicine called zolpidem tartrate.
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If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
If you take more Zolpidem than you should.
“Sleep-Driving” and other sleep-related behaviour.
Uncommon side effects (affects less than 1 in every 100 people) Other side effects:
1. Before you take Zolpidem 3. How to store Zolpidem 6. Further information. Possible side effects 5. How to take Zolpidem 4. What Zolpidem is and what it is used for 2.
It is not recommended to take zolpidem with fluvoxamine or ciprofloxacin.
Zolpidem is used to treat sleep problems in adults such as:
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet.
Signs of an allergic reaction include: a rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue.
Ask your doctor for advice if you are unsure. Zolpidem is not meant to be used every day for long periods of time. Zolpidem is used for temporary sleep problems.
This is so the doctor knows what you have taken. Take the medicine pack with you. If you take more Zolpidem than you should, l a doctor or go to a hospital casualty department straight away.
Zolpidem must only be taken at bedtime. If you forget to take your tablet at bedtime, then you should not take it at any other time, otherwise you may feel drowsy, dizzy and confused during the day.
Next day psychomotor impairment (see also Driving and using machines).
Driving and using machines.
Elderly or frail people.
The usual dose is one 5mg tablet just before bedtime.
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If you have been told by your doctor that you cannot tolerate some sugars, talk to your doctor before having this medicine. Lactose: This is a type of sugar.
You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. Taking this medicine. Always take Zolpidem exactly as your doctor has told you.
A lower dose may be prescribed to some patients. The recommended dose per 24 hours is one 10mg tablet (or two 5mg tablets) just before bedtime.
l your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines.
The following medicines can increase the chance of you getting side effects when taken with Zolpidem. To make this less likely, your doctor may decide to lower your dose of Zolpidem:.
Taking other medicines. Do not take another dose during the same night.
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine In this leaflet:
3. HOW TO TAKE ZOLPIDEM.
Do not use Zolpidem after the expiry date which is stated on the carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
These measures will help to protect the environment. Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. FURTHER INFORMATION. 6.
ZOLPIDEM 5MG OR 10MG TABLETS.
Zolpidem 10mg Tablets are oblong, white to off-white, film-coated tablets, with a score line and SN10 on one side.
It is possible that the leaflet in your medicine pack may differ from this version because it may have been updated since your medicine was packaged. The Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) is the leaflet included in the pack with a medicine. It is written for patients and gives information about taking or using a medicine.
Please click on the link to the left to view the PIL in PDF format.
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
What Zolpidem looks like and contents of the pack.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS. 4.
Each 10mg tablet contains 10mg zolpidem tartrate as the active substance.
Zolpidem 10mg Tablets are supplied in cartons of 28 tablets.
What Zolpidem 5mg and 10mg Tablets contain.
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Zolpidem Tartrate 10mg Tablets (SPC).
Do not drink alcohol or take other psychoactive substances while you are taking zolpidem as it can increase the above listed effects.
Patients with liver problems.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
If you forget to take Zolpidem.
A period of at least 8 hours is recommended between taking zolpidem and driving, using machinery and working at heights to minimize the above listed effects.
Do not give this medicine to children under the age of 18. Blood Tests.
See a doctor straight away if you get any of the following effects:
While taking zolpidem with antidepressants including bupropion, desipramine, fluoxetine, sertraline and venlaine, you may see things that are not real (hallucinations).
Zolpidem 5mg Tablets are round, white, film-coated tablets.
The day after taking Zolpidem, the risk of psychomotor impairment, including impaired driving ability may be increased if:
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The other ingredients of Zolpidem 5mg and 10mg tablets are lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose, hypromellose, sodium starch glycollate, magnesium stearate, titanium dioxide (E171), macrogol 400.
Zolpidem Tartrate 5mg & 10mg Tablets PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET.
This is because Zolpidem can affect the way some other medicines work. Please l your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines. This includes medicines you buy without a prescription, including herbal medicines. Also some medicines can affect the way Zolpidem works.
l your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following side effects get serious or lasts longer than a few days:
Manufacturer of Zolpidem 10mg Tablets.
If you stop taking Zolpidem.
If you are not sure if any of the above applies to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Zolpidem.
POM - Prescription Only Medicine.
Take special care and check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking Zolpidem if:
Each 5mg tablet contains 5mg of zolpidem tartrate as the active substance.
Zolpidem Tartrate 5mg Tablets (SPC).
BEFORE YOU TAKE ZOLPIDEM. 2.
Zolpidem 5mg Tablets are supplied in cartons of 28 tablets.
If you stop taking Zolpidem suddenly, your sleep problems may come back and you may get a ‘withdrawal effect’. If this happens you may get some of the effects listed below.
Keep this medicine in a safe place where children cannot see or reach it.
This leaflet was last revised in: April 2017 2017 Zentiva. 669932.
Taking Zolpidem with food and drink Pregnancy and breast-feeding.
For further information please call the RNIB Medicine Leaflet line on 0800 198 5000. Text only version for the visually impaired Below is a text only representation of the Patient Information leaflet. This PIL may be available from the RNIB in large print, Braille or audio CD. The original may contain images or tables and can be viewed in PDF format using the link to the left. The product code(s) for this leaflet is/are: PL 17780/0017, PL 17780/0018.
Store in a dry place below 30°C in the original packaging.
1. WHAT ZOLPIDEM IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR.
5. HOW TO STORE ZOLPIDEM.
Taking too much Zolpidem can be very dangerous. The following effects may happen:.
The following medicines can make Zolpidem work less well:
Make sure you have a period of at least 8 hours after taking this medicine before performing activities that require your alertness.
Do not exceed 10mg per 24 hours. Adults.
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Take the single intake immediay at bedtime.Zolpidem