A variety of abnormal thinking and behavior changes (eg, decreased inhibition, visual and auditory hallucinations) have been reported to occur in association with use of sedative/hypnotics. Worsening of insomnia or emergence of new thinking or behavior abnormalities may be the consequence of an unrecognized psychiatric or physical disorder, an adverse reaction of therapy, or spontaneous origin. Emergence of any new behavioral sign or symptom of concern requires careful and immediate evaluation.
Nausea (7%); diarrhea, dry mouth (3%); abdominal pain, constipation (2%); dyspepsia, hiccup (more than 1%); abdominal discomfort/tenderness, anorexia, appetite disorder, frequent bowel movements, gastroenteritis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, vomiting (1%).
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Zolpidem plasma levels may be increased.
PO 12.5 mg immediay before bedtime.
An initial 6.25 mg dose is recommended.
Possible severe sedation and respiratory depression. None well documented.
Myalgia (7%); arthralgia, back pain (4%).
Rash (2%); skin wrinkling, urticaria (1%).
Improvement in motor symptoms associated with Parkinson disease. Standard considerations.
CV compromise, light coma, respiratory compromise, somnolence.
C max, half-life, and AUC were significantly increased when compared with results in younger adults.
Use with caution in patients with compromised respiratory function.
Bioequivalent to oral tablets. Absorption is rapid from the oral mucosa and GI tract. C max following 5 and 10 mg spray is 114 and 210 ng/mL, respectively, with both occurring at a mean T max of 0.9 hours.
May impair judgment, thinking, or motor skills.
Short-term treatment of insomnia characterized by difficulties in sleep initiation.
Mean C max and AUC are 134 ng/mL and 740 ng•h/mL, respectively, while median T max is 1.5 h.
The half-life is 2.6 h (5 mg tablet), 2.5 h (10 mg tablet), 2.8 h (ER tablet).
Converted to inactive metabolites.
Mechanism is unknown, but may involve subunit modulation of the GABA A receptor chloride channel macromolecular complex.
Abrupt discontinuation associated with withdrawal symptoms similar to those associated with other CNS depressant drugs.
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Palpitation (2%); BP increased (1%).
Pregnancy Category C Risk cannot be ruled out.
Approval History Calendar Drug history at FDA.
Mean C max and mean AUC are 70.6 ng/mL and 413 ng•h/mL, respectively, while the median T max is 2 h.
Store immediate-release tablets and sublingual tablets at 68° to 77°F. Store ER tablets at 59° to 77°F, with limited excursions up to 86°F permitted. Store oral spray upright at 59° to 86°F. Do not freeze. Avoid prolonged exposure to temperatures above 86°F.
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Zolpimist - Spray, solution, lingual 5 mg/actuation.
Recommended immediate-release or oral spray dose is 5 mg, and recommended ER dose is 6.25 mg to decrease possibility of adverse reactions; closely monitor elderly or debilitated patients. Monitor patient closely.
Ambien - Tablets 5 mg - Tablets 10 mg.
Allergy (4%); influenza (3%); influenza-like symptoms (2%); body temperature increase, chest discomfort, chest pain, contusion, infection, neck pain (1%). Category C.
Initiate treatment with 5 mg immediate-release or oral spray, or 6.25 mg ER tablets, and closely monitor patient.
Excreted in breast milk.
May reverse the sedative/hypnotic effects of zolpidem.
Upper respiratory tract infection (5%); sinusitis (4%); pharyngitis (3%).
Patients driving their car while not fully awake and with no memory of the event has been reported in patients taking sedative/hypnotics.
Protein binding is about 92.5%
Rare cases of angioedema involving the larynx, glottis, or tongue have been reported with the first or subsequent doses. Additional symptoms suggesting anaphylaxis have included dyspnea, nausea, throat closing, and vomiting.
Mean half-life for the 5 and 10 mg spray is 2.8 and 3 hours, respectively.
PO 10 mg immediay before bedtime. Max dose is no more than 10 mg.
Ambien CR - Tablets, ER 6.25 mg - Tablets, ER 12.5 mg.
Treatment of insomnia characterized by difficulties with sleep onset and/or sleep maintenance.
Safety and efficacy not established.
Pronunciation: zole-PI-dem TAR-trate Class: Imidazopyridine.
Before initiating symptomatic treatment, carefully evaluate patient for psychiatric and/or physical disorders that could cause sleep disturbance.
Use with caution in patients with conditions or diseases that could affect metabolism or hemodynamic responses.
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Possible additive or potentiation of CNS depressant effects.
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Generally limit to 7 to 10 days; reevaluate patient if to be taken for more than 2 to 3 wk.
Zolpidem plasma levels may be reduced, decreasing the pharmacologic effects.
Belsomra (suvorexant) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat insomnia. It's among a new class of drugs called orexin receptor.
Rapid absorption from the GI tract. T max is 1.6 h. C max (5 mg tablet) is about 29 to 113 ng/mL; C max (10 mg tablet) is about 58 to 272 ng/mL.
C max and AUC were found to be 2 and 5 times higher, respectively, in hepatically compromised patients. Modify dosing accordingly in patients with hepatic function impairment.
Reduces absorption of zolpidem. Administration with food decreased the mean AUC and C max 27% and 58%, respectively, while the mean T max was prolonged 225 h (from 0.8 to 2.6 h). For faster sleep onset, do not administer zolpidem products with or immediay after a meal.
No dosage adjustment is necessary.
miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics hydroxyzine, Ambien, zolpidem, Benadryl, buspirone, BuSpar.
A new prescription insomnia drug that's the first of its kind was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday. Belsomra (suvorexant).
CSA Schedule 4 Some potential for abuse.
Primarily excreted in the urine.
Failure of insomnia to remit after 7 to 10 days may indicate the presence of a primary psychiatric and/or medical illness that should be evaluated.
Use with caution in patients exhibiting signs or symptoms of depression; may worsen depression.
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An initial 5 mg dose is recommended.
Visual disturbance (3%); eye redness, vision blurred (2%); abnormal vision, diplopia (more than 1%); altered depth perception, asthenopia, labyrinthitis, rhinitis, throat irritation, tinnitus (1%).
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Edluar - Tablets, sublingual 5 mg - Tablets, sublingual 10 mg.
Use with caution in patients with history of drug or alcohol abuse, depression, or suicidal tendencies.
UTI (2%); menorrhagia (1%).
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Suicidal tendencies may be present; take protective measures. Prescribe the smallest quantity feasible in order to reduce the risk of overdose.
Headache (19%); somnolence (15%); dizziness (12%); drowsiness (8%); hallucinations (4%); anxiety, disorientation, drugged feeling, fatigue, lethargy, memory disorders (3%); balance disorder, depression, disturbance in attention, hypoesthesia, light-headedness, psychomotor retardation (2%); asthenia, ataxia, confusion, euphoria, insomnia (more than 1%); abnormal dreams, amnesia, binge eating, depersonalization, disinhibition, mood swings, nervousness, paresthesia, sleep disorder, stress symptoms (1%).