STILNOX (Zolpidem, Ambien, Sanval) 10mg - 100 tabs
This medication is used to treat insomnia (sleeping disorders).
Elderly persons are usually more sensitive to the effects of this medication.
You may experience sleeping difficulties on the first night after stopping this medication.
Be aware of this effect.
If the problem continues, contact your doctor.
Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat and light.
Do not store in the bathroom.
How To Use
Take this medication by mouth immediately before bedtime on an empty stomach or as directed.
This medication is usually taken for short periods of 7 to 10 days.
Take this exactly as prescribed.
Do not increase the dose or take this for longer than prescribed.
Daytime drowsiness, dizziness, headache, nausea, stomach upset, vomiting, diarrhea, lightheadedness, and dry mouth may occur.
If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor.
The following side effects have been rarely reported.
Notify your doctor if you develop chest pain, rapid heart rate, difficulty breathing, skin rash, fever, behavior changes, mental confusion, abnormal thinking or depression while taking this medication.
To avoid dizziness and lightheadedness when rising from a seated or lying position, get up slowly.
Also avoid intake of alcoholic beverages which will aggravate these effects.
Because this medication causes drowsiness, use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness.
If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Tell your doctor if you have any pre-existing kidney disease, liver disease, lung disease, a history of drug dependence or depression, breathing problems or if you have any allergies.
This medication should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.
Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
Since small amounts of this medication are found in breast milk, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Take your dose at or near bedtime.
If you miss a dose, do not take it if it is near the time for your next dose.
Instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take including any medication for depression or seizures, narcotic pain relievers or sedatives.
Avoid the use of alcohol while taking this medication.
Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.