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Zolpidem tartrate extended-release tablets are prescribed for the treatment of insomnia in adults. The sleep medication has been shown to be effective in helping people fall asleep faster, wake up less during the night, and experience higher-quality sleep. Possible side effects of zolpidem tartrate extended-release include headache, daytime drowsiness, and dizziness.

What Is Zolpidem Tartrate Extended-Release?

Zolpidem tartrate extended-release tablets (Ambien CR™) are a prescription sleeping medication licensed to treat insomnia in adults.

Who Makes Zolpidem Tartrate Extended-Release?

Zolpidem tartrate extended-release is manufactured by sanofi-aventis.

What Is Zolpidem Tartrate Extended-Release Used For?

Zolpidem tartrate extended-release is used to treat insomnia. It can treat a number of sleep difficulties, including:
  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Waking up often during the night.

How Does Zolpidem Tartrate Extended-Release Work?

Zolpidem tartrate extended-release is part of a class of medications called sedative/hypnotics, which are known more commonly as sleep medicine. Based on clinical studies, when compared to people who did not take zolpidem tartrate extended-release, those who did:
  • Fell asleep faster
  • Had higher-quality sleep
  • Had fewer awakenings.
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