Ambien is a popular sleep medication, and most people do not experience adverse side effects that prevent them from continuing to use the drug. Some people have minor or severe side effects that greatly affect their daily activities.
Ambien is a prescription medication used for the short-term treatment of insomnia. Some users take Ambien recreationally for some of these side effects, notably sedation, hallucinations, and euphoria. Ambien becomes addictive if taken for extended periods of time, due to drug tolerance and physical dependence or the euphoria it can sometimes produce. Under the influence of the drug, patients may take more Ambien than is necessary due to either forgetting that one has already taken a pill (elderly users are particularly at risk here) or knowingly taking more than the prescribed dosage. The release of Ambien CR (zolpidem tartrate extended-release) in the United States renewed interest in the drug among recreational drug users.
Trade names of zolpidem include Adormix, Ambien, Ambrien CR, Edluar, Zolpimist, Damixan, Hyponogen, Ivedal, Lioran, Myslee, Nasen, Nytamel, Sanaval, Somidem, Stilnoct, Stilnox, Stilnox CR, Sucedal, Zodorm, Zoldem, Zolnod and Zolpihexal
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