Zolpidem tartrate - Insomnia medicines and drugs - NHS Choices

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What is zolpidem
Zolpidem tartrate - Insomnia medicines and drugs - NHS Choices

l your prescriber the names of all the medicines that you are taking so that they can consider all possible interactions. This includes all the medicines which have been prescribed by your GP, hospital doctor, dentist, nurse, health visitor, midwife or pharmacist. You must also l your prescriber about medicines which you have bought over the counter without prescriptions.

Zolpidem tartrate should only be used at the lowest possible dose and for a maximum of up to four weeks. This will reduce the chance of tolerance, dependence and withdrawal symptoms. Reducing the dose of Zolpidem tartrate gradually over time may reduce the chances of having these problems.

The following types of medicine may interact with Zolpidem tartrate:

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The decision to use medicines that interact depends on your specific circumstances. Your prescriber may decide to use medicines that interact, if it is believed that the benefits of taking the medicines together outweigh the risks. In such cases, it may be necessary to alter your dose or monitor you more closely.

Certain medicines can pass into breast milk and may reach your baby through breast-feeding.

The pharmacy label on your medicine ls you how much medicine you should take. It also ls you how often you should take your medicine. This is the dose that you and your prescriber have agreed you should take. You should not change the dose of your medicine unless you are told to do so by your prescriber.

When taking any medicine you should be aware that it might interfere with your ability to drive or operate machinery safely.

It is essential to get at least seven or eight hours continuous and uninterrupted sleep after taking Zolpidem tartrate. If you are woken before this time has passed, Zolpidem tartrate may cause you to have some memory problems. You may have no memory of what happened from the time you were woken until the time when the effects of this medicine have worn off.

In the case of Zolpidem tartrate:

Do not share your medicine with other people. It may not be suitable for them and may harm them.

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Before you have your baby you should discuss breast-feeding with your doctor or midwife. They will help you decide what is best for you and your baby based on the benefits and risks associated with this medicine. If you wish to breast-feed you should discuss with your prescriber whether there are any other medicines you could take which would also allow you to breast-feed. You should not stop this medicine without taking advice from your doctor.

In the case of Zolpidem tartrate:

Some people, in the course of taking Zolpidem tartrate for a sleeping problem, may find that an undiagnosed psychiatric condition, such as depression, becomes apparent. People who have a psychiatric condition and who are taking Zolpidem tartrate may experience some changes in behaviour.

The following medicines may interact with Zolpidem tartrate:

Zolpidem (Zol-pid-em tar-trate) is a medicine which is used in difficulty sleeping.

Medicines can interact with certain foods. In some cases, this may be harmful and your prescriber may advise you to avoid certain foods.

If you are taking more than one medicine they may interact with each other. At times your prescriber may decide to use medicines that interact, in other cases this may not be appropriate.

Zolpidem tartrate is not suitable for everyone and some people should never use it. Other people should only use it with special care. It is important that the person prescribing this medicine knows your full medical history.

You should see how this medicine affects you before you judge whether you are safe to drive or operate machinery. If you are in any doubt about whether you should drive or operate machinery, talk to your prescriber.

If you are taking Zolpidem tartrate and one of the above medicines or types of medicines, make sure your prescriber knows about it.

Your prescriber may only prescribe this medicine with special care or may not prescribe it at all if you:

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Alcohol can interact with certain medicines.

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In the case of Zolpidem tartrate:

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If you feel that the medicine is making you unwell or you do not think it is working, then talk to your prescriber.

Medicines can interact with complementary preparations and vitamins. In general, there is not much information available about interactions between medicines and complementary preparations or vitamins.

The information in this Medicine Guide for zolpidem tartrate varies according to the condition being treated and the particular preparation used.

If you experience any unusual effects while taking this medicine in combination with complementary preparations and vitamins, you should l your prescriber.

Your prescriber can advise whether it is appropriate for you to take combinations that are known to interact. They can also discuss with you the possible effect that the complementary preparations and vitamins may have on your condition.

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You need to discuss your specific circumstances with your doctor to weigh up the overall risks and benefits of taking this medicine. You and your doctor can make a decision about whether you are going to take this medicine during pregnancy.

Most medicines, in some way, can affect the development of a baby in the womb. The effect on the baby differs between medicines and also depends on the stage of pregnancy that you have reached when you take the medicine.

Furthermore the prescriber may only prescribe this medicine with special care or may not prescribe it at all for someone who is under 18 years of age.

Zolpidem tartrate is a medicine which is used to treat sleeping problems.

In the case of Zolpidem tartrate:

If the decision is that you should not have Zolpidem tartrate, then you should discuss whether there is an alternative medicine that you could take during pregnancy.

In the case of Zolpidem tartrate:

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If you are planning to take or are already taking any complementary preparations and vitamins you should ask your prescriber whether there are any known interactions with Zolpidem tartrate.

You must not drink any alcohol if you are taking this medicine.

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Over time it is possible that Zolpidem tartrate can become unsuitable for some people, or they may become unsuitable for it. If at any time it appears that Zolpidem tartrate has become unsuitable, it is important that the prescriber is contacted immediay.

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