Stilnox Zolpidem 10 mg
Brand name: Stilnox Zolpidem 10 mg Tablets by Sanofi
Treatment: Severe sleep disorder in adults with transient insomnia, short-term insomnia
Quantity per pack: 20 x 10 mg tablets
Price per pill: £1.92
Active Ingredient: Zolpidem tartrate
Stilnox Zolpidem 10 mg comes in tablet form and is a sedative and a hypnotic medicine type. It is a short term treatment for conditions such as various kinds of sleep disorder and insomnia. Zolpidem works by affecting chemicals in the brain and CNS (Central Nervous System)that may be unbalanced in those who are having difficulty sleeping (insomnia).
This medicine should be taken as a single dose and not be re-administered during the same night. The recommended daily dose for adults is 10 mg, to be taken immediately at bedtime.
This medicine should always be initiated at the lowest effective dose. And the maximum dosage must not exceed 10 mg.
Elderly or debilitated subjects
Because elderly or debilitated patients are especially sensitive to the effects of zolpidem, the recommended dose is 5 mg (half a tablet).
As the clearance and metabolism of zolpidem are reduced in liver failure, treatment should be initiated at 5 mg per day. This is with particular caution being exercised in elderly patients. Under no Circumstances should the daily dose ever exceed 10 mg. Stilnox may be prescribed for use continuously or as required, depending on the signs and symptoms.
The safety and efficiency of zolpidem in children and adolescents under 18 have not been demonstrated. Therefore, Use of Stilnox Zolpidem 10 mg Tablets is not recommended for children. The available evidence from placebo-controlled clinical trials is presented in section Pharmacodynamic properties.
The duration of treatment should be as short as possible, from a 1ew days to four weeks, including the tapering off period. The duration of treatment must be explained to the patient:
Variations of this medicine
The immediate-release forms of zolpidem are Ambien, Intermezzo, Edluar, and Zolpimist, which are used to help one to fall asleep. The extended-release version of zolpidem is Ambien CR which has two different layers. The first layer dissolves quickly to help you fall asleep, and then there is a second layer that dissolves slowly, in order to help ensure that you stay asleep. Ambien, Edluar, and Zolpimist are designed to help you fall asleep when you first go to bed. Intermezzo, on the other hand, is used to help you fall back to sleep if you happen to wake up in the middle of the night and then have trouble getting back to sleep. This medicine does possess particular properties that suggest it does promote both sleep and brain health.
Consult a doctor or your GP who will determine which type of zolpidem is most suitable for you.
Stilnox Zolpidem 10 mg can cause one to suffer a severe allergic reaction. Stop taking zolpidem and get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction:
- difficulty breathing
- swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat
Do not share this medicine with another person, even if they have the same symptoms as you. The recommended dosage of zolpidem are not the same for men and women, and it is not approved for use in children. The misuse of this medication can result in dangerous side effects.
This drug may impair your thinking or reactions. You may still feel sleepy the morning after taking it. Especially if you take the extended-release tablet, or if you are a woman. Wait at least 4 hours or until you are fully awake before you do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
Never take this medicine in bigger amounts or for longer than prescribed. Do not take Stilnox Zolpidem 10 mg if you have consumed alcohol during the day or just before bed.
Before taking this medicine
Some, while using Stilnox Zolpidem 10 mg tablets, have engaged in activity such as driving, eating, walking, making phone calls, or even having sex! But later having no memory or recollection of the activity. If this happens to you, stop taking zolpidem and talk with your doctor about another treatment for your sleep disorder.
You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to zolpidem. The tablets may contain lactose. Use caution if you are sensitive to lactose.
Zolpidem is not approved for use by anyone under the age of 18.
To make sure this medicine is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had:
- depression, mental illness, or suicidal thoughts
- drug or alcohol addiction
- lung disease or breathing problems;
- sleep apnoea (breathing stops during sleep)
- liver or kidney disease.
Taking zolpidem in the last 3 months of pregnancy can cause drowsiness or breathing problems to your new-born child. Also it might not be safe to breast-feed while taking this medicine. Ask your doctor or your GP about any risks involved.
Take Stilnox Zolpidem 10 mg exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the instructions on your prescription label and read all medication guides for sleep disorder and insomnia. Never use this medicine in higher amounts, or for any longer than you’ve been prescribed. Tell your doctor if you feel an increased urge to take more or increase your dose.
Zolpidem may be habit-forming. Misuse can cause addiction, overdose, or death. Selling or giving away this medicine is strictly against the law. Read and carefully follow any Instructions for use provided with your medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you do not understand the instructions. Never take Ambien, Edluar, or Zolpimist if you do not have a full 7 to 8 hours to sleep before being active again.
Do not take Intermezzo for middle-of-the-night insomnia unless you have 4 hours of sleep time left before being active.
Zolpidem is for the short-term use for treating sleep disorder and insomnia only. Tell your doctor if your insomnia symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse after using this drug for 7 to 10 nights consistently.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Do not freeze. Keep it in a place where others cannot get to it.
Do not stop using zolpidem suddenly after long-term use, or you could experience unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Ask your doctor how to safely stop using this medicine. Insomnia symptoms may also return after you stop taking zolpidem, and may be even worse than before. Call your doctor if you still have worsened insomnia after the first few nights without taking zolpidem.
Since zolpidem is taken only at bedtime, you are not very likely to miss a dose. In the case of an overdose, seek emergency medical attention or call an ambulance straight away. An overdose of zolpidem can be fatal, especially when it is taken together with other medications that can cause drowsiness. Overdose symptoms may include sleepiness, confusion, shallow breathing, feeling light-headed, fainting, or coma.
What to avoid
Avoid taking Stilnox Zolpidem 10 mg during travel, such as to sleep on an airplane. You may be awakened before the effects of the medicine have worn off. Amnesia (forgetfulness) is more common if you do not get a full 7 to 8 hours of sleep after taking this medicine. You should consult your doctor or GP before taking this medicine if you suffer from central sleep apnoea.
Avoid driving or taking part in any hazardous activity until you know how zolpidem will affect you. You may still feel sleepy in the morning, and your reactions could be impaired. Wait until you are fully awake before you drive, operate machinery, pilot an airplane, or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
Zolpidem side effects
Do not take this medicine if you have consumed alcohol during the day or just before bed. Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as:
- unusual thoughts
- memory problems
- changes in personality
- risk-taking behaviour
- decreased inhibitions
- no fear of danger
- thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself
Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:
- chest pain, fast or irregular heartbeat, feeling short of breath
- trouble breathing or swallowing
- feeling like you might pass out.
The sedative effect of zolpidem may be stronger in older adults. Dizziness or severe drowsiness can cause falls, accidents, or severe injuries.
Common zolpidem side effects may include:
- daytime drowsiness, dizziness, weakness, feeling “drugged” or light-headed
- tired feeling, loss of coordination
- stuffy nose, dry mouth, nose or throat irritation
- nausea, constipation, diarrhoea, upset stomach
- headache, muscle pain.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
Using Stilnox Zolpidem 10 mg with other drugs that make you drowsy can worsen this effect. Ask your doctor before using opioid medication, a sleeping pill, a muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety or seizures.
Many drugs can interact with zolpidem, making it less effective or increasing side effects. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed here. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any medicine you start or stop using.
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