Zolpidem Side Effects

Common Zolpidem Side Effects

Zolpidem has been studied extensively in clinical trials, with 3,660 people having been evaluated. In these studies, side effects are always documented. Based on these studies, the most common zolpidem side effects include:
  • Daytime drowsiness -- up to 8 percent of people
  • Dizziness -- up to 5 percent of people
  • Diarrhea -- up to 3 percent of people
  • Difficulty with coordination -- up to 3 percent of people
  • Lightheadedness -- up to 2 percent of people.
Other zolpidem side effects (occurring in more than 1 percent of patients) include, but are not limited to:
  • Dry mouth
  • Allergic reaction
  • Heart palpitations
  • Tiredness
  • Inflammation of the sinuses (sinusitis)
  • Unexplained rash
  • Abnormal dreams.

Zolpidem Side Effects to Report

There are a number of side effects with zolpidem that you should report to your healthcare provider. These include, but are not limited to:
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Confusion
  • More outgoing or aggressive behavior than normal
  • Strange behavior
  • Depression (see Symptoms of Depression)
  • Hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not really there)
  • Agitation or restlessness
  • Fainting
  • Slurred speech
  • Coordination problems
  • Vision changes.

Rare Zolpidem Side Effects

During clinical studies, there were a number of other side effects that occurred in less than 1 percent of people while they were taking zolpidem. For these side effects, it is difficult to tell whether they were caused by zolpidem itself or something else.
Some of these possible zolpidem side effects include, but are not limited to:

Zolpidem Tartrate

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