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Ambien

Most Commonly Used
Ambien 10mg Tab
Sanofi-Aventis US LLC
Pill Identification: AMB 10  |  5421
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Ambien 5mg Tab
Sanofi-Aventis US LLC
Pill Identification: AMB 5  |  5401
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Common Side Effects of Ambien
Before you start taking Ambien, tell your doctor about any allergies or medical conditions you have. Provide the doctor with a detailed list of any medications you are taking, including over-the-counter medicines or herbal supplements. It's also important to be honest with your doctor about how much alcohol you drink, any use of illegal drugs, and if you have ever taken more of a prescription medication than you were supposed to. Also let your doctor know if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.

Ambien can make you drowsy, particularly if you are elderly. Ambien may also make it more likely that you will fall. It's important that you know how Ambien affects you before you drive your vehicle or operate any machinery.

Ambien may also make you think or act differently. Some people taking Ambien performed daily tasks and didn't remember them later. Let your doctor know if you have memory problems, experience behavior changes, are very sleepy during the day, or think you may be sleepwalking at night after taking Ambien.

Other potential side effects of Ambien are:
  • Drowsiness, fatigue, dizziness, light-headedness, or a drugged feeling
  • Headaches, balance problems, or unsteadiness when walking
  • Constipation, diarrhea, gas, heartburn, stomach pain, or appetite changes
  • Tremor
  • Dry mouth or throat
  • Muscle cramps or pain, or pain in your joints, back, or neck
Be sure to call your doctor right away if you experience the following symptoms while taking Ambien:
  • Rash, hives, or itching
  • Swelling of your face, lips, throat, or tongue
  • Hoarseness
  • Trouble breathing or swallowing