Side Effects of Zolpidem Oral Spray
The most common side effects that have been reported with zolpidem oral spray are drowsiness, dizziness, and headaches. Side effects of the medication can be bothersome but are usually not dangerous. Some of the potentially serious side effects of zolpidem oral spray that should be reported to your healthcare provider immediately include memory loss, anxiety, and chest pain or heart palpitations.
As with any medicine, zolpidem oral spray (Zolpimist®) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with zolpidem oral spray. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of zolpidem oral spray side effects with you.)
Some side effects with this drug are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. Although generally rare, some of these side effects may actually be fairly common. These include, but are not limited to:
- Chest pain or heart palpitations
- Depression (see Zolpimist and Depression)
- Unusual, uninhibited behavior (sometimes described as drunken behavior)
- Bizarre behavior or personality changes, including suicidal thoughts or behaviors
- Getting out of bed while not fully awake (and walking, driving, eating, or doing other things in your sleep)
- Memory loss
- Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
- An unexplained rash
- Swelling of the mouth or throat
- Difficulty breathing.