While sleeping disorders are common yet easily deterred, ambien proves as an FDA approved short-term, prescription only drug that treats such sleeping disorders as insomnia. As a short-term medication, ambien should be limited to a usage of one pill directly before bed for a limited time of seven to ten days.
The side effects of ambien encompass those side effects common to most sleep-aid medicines. These common side effects include: headache, nausea, weakness, dry mouth, constipation, allergy, sinuses, lightheadedness, dizziness, day-time drowsiness, indigestion, diarrhea, and vomiting. If side effects continue or worsen, discontinue the use of ambien and consult a doctor immediately.
More severe, yet rare side effects may also occur while taking ambien. These rare side effects may include abnormal dreams, amnesia, back pain, depression, fever, difficult breathing, and lack of bladder control, upper respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, hives, and impotence. If any of these severe side effects occur, immediately stop taking ambien and contact a doctor immediately.
Only take ambien if prescribed by a doctor. Do not take ambien for more than the prescribed amount of time (no more than one to two weeks). As a fairly new drug on the market and the possibility of developing a dependency on such a drug as ambien, this medication should not be taken more than seven to ten days and those with a history of medicinal abuse should be supervised closely. Ambien is a drug whose purpose is to increase a patient's sleeping time. If ambien is needed for more than one to two weeks you may have underlying psychological or physical problems. In turn contact your doctor if you find you are having trouble sleeping after taking ambien for the prescribed amount of time.