Zolpidem Dosing

Zolpidem is a sleep medicine that works very quickly, so make sure you are ready for sleep before taking it. Dosing guidelines should be followed carefully to ensure a safe treatment process, and Zolpidem should not be used for more than one to two weeks.

An Introduction to Zolpidem Dosing

The dose of zolpidem (Ambien®) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
 
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage of zolpidem unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
This article refers to short-acting zolpidem tablets (Ambien). For other forms, see Edluar Dosage or Intermezzo Dosage (for zolpidem sublingual tablets), Zolpimist Dosage (for zolpidem oral spray), or Ambien CR Dosage (for zolpidem extended-release tablets).
 

Zolpidem Dosing for Insomnia

For women, the standard recommended dosage of zolpidem is 5 mg at bedtime. For men, the recommended dosage is 5 to 10 mg at bedtime. For people who have liver disease, are older adults, or are taking other medicines that affect the brain, the recommended starting dosage may be zolpidem 5 mg.
 
 

Zolpidem Tartrate

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