Ambien, Edluar, and Zolpimist are used to help you fall asleep when you first go to bed. Intermezzo, is used to help you fall back to sleep if you wake up in the middle of the night and then have trouble sleeping. Ambien, a brand name for Zolpidem. A type of sedative medication that is primarily prescribed to treat insomnia. Zolpidem is a central nervous system depressant that is capable of altering the normal functioning of the body system even when a doctor prescribes it. Ambien falls under the sedative-hypnotics medication that functions by reducing or slowing down the brain activities to induce sleep.
Sanofil-Aventis manufactures Ambien, and in 1992, the drug was approved by the Food and Drug Administration. In 2007, the generic Zolpidem became available to consumers as produced by several companies. Zolpidem is available in various form among which is Ambien, Ambien CR, which is an extended tablet with a layer that helps in getting people to sleep and another for keeping people asleep. Zolpimist is an oral spray version of Zolpidem, Edluar, a sublingual tablet of Zolpidem that is placed under the tongue and Intermezzo which is a rapid-acting sublingual tablet are all the forms that Zolpidem is available.
Dosing and Administration
Inside (immediately before bed) in a single dose of 10 mg. In elderly or debilitated patients, if liver function is impaired, treatment is started with a dose of 5 mg. If necessary (insufficient clinical effect) and good tolerability of the drug, the dose may be increased to 10 mg. The maximum daily dose is 10 mg. The course of treatment should not exceed 4 weeks. With transient insomnia, the recommended course of treatment is 2-5 days, in case of a situational one – 2-3 weeks.