Zolpidem Oral Spray

When and How to Take It

General considerations include the following:
  • This medication comes in the form of an oral spray. It is sprayed directly into the mouth immediately before bedtime.
  • Taking zolpidem oral spray with or immediately after food will make the medication work more slowly.
  • Do not use zolpidem oral spray unless you can get a full night of sleep (seven or eight hours).
  • When starting a new bottle of zolpidem oral spray (or if you have not used it for 14 days or more), you will need to prime the pump. Do this by pressing the pump five times.
  • Aim the spray directly over your tongue (not at the back of the throat, like some medications). The medication is not inhaled, but absorbed from the mouth and digestive tract.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Do not increase your dose without your healthcare provider's approval.

Zolpidem Oral Spray Dosing

The dose of zolpidem oral spray that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • How you respond to the oral spray
  • Your sex
  • Your age
  • Other medications you are taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Zolpidem Oral Spray Dosage for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Zolpidem oral spray can potentially interact with several other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Zolpidem Oral Spray).

Zolpidem Oral Spray Information

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