Side Effects

(The side effects listed below are NOT a complete list of possible side effects of zolpidem. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of side effects with you.)
As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with zolpidem, but not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it well. When side effects do occur, in most cases they are minor, meaning they require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
The most common zolpidem side effects include:
  • Daytime drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty with coordination
  • Lightheadedness.
There are also a number of less common and more serious side effects that can occur.
(Click Zolpidem Side Effects to learn more about the specific side effects of this drug.)

Drug Interactions With Zolpidem

Zolpidem has a number of medicines that it can potentially interact with.
(Click Drug Interactions With Zolpidem for more information about these possible interactions.)

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

Prior to taking this medication, you should notify your healthcare provider if you have:
Let your healthcare provider know if you are:
  • Pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding
  • Drinking alcohol.
Also, tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may also be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings for Zolpidem for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take this drug.)

Zolpidem Tartrate

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