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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you carry Ambien (zolpidem)?

Short Answer

No, we do not carry sedatives like Ambien.

Long Answer

Ambien, also known by the generic name of zolpidem tartrate, is a non-benzodiazepine sedative-hypnotic used to treat some types of sleeping disorders.

Trade names for zolpidem tartrate include:

  • Ambien
  • Hypnogen
  • Myslee
  • Nimadorm
  • Sanval
  • Stilnoct
  • Stilnox
  • Zolfresh
  • Zolt

Additional Information

MedlinePlus Drug Information: Zolpide
Zolpidem comes as a tablet and an extended-release (long acting) tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken as needed at bedtime. Zolpidem will work faster if it is not taken with a meal or immediately after a meal. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take zolpidem exactly as directed.
FDA Approves First Generic Versions of Ambien (Zolpidem Tartrate) for the Treatment of Insomnia
On April 23, 2007, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first generic versions of Ambien (zolpidem tartrate) immediate-release tablets. Zolpidem (ZOLE-pi-dem) tartrate is a sedative-hypnotic drug indicated for the short-term treatment of insomnia.
Wikipedia: Zolpidem
Zolpidem is a prescription medication used for the short-term treatment of insomnia, as well as some brain disorders. It is a short-acting nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic that potentiates gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), an inhibitory neurotransmitter, by binding to benzodiazepine receptors which are located on the gamma-aminobutyric acid receptors.
Ambien side effects (Zolpidem Tartrate) and drug interactions
Serious adverse reactions including severe anaphylactic and anaphylactoid reactions, abnormal thinking and behavior, complex behaviors, withdrawal effects, amnesia, anxiety, other neuro-psychiatric symptoms and CNS-depressant effects have been reported with zolpidem.