A drug used to treat insomnia (inability to sleep), and anxiety. It belongs to a family of drugs known as imidazopyridines (sedative hypnotics). Also called AmbienĀ®.

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... ZOLPIDEM (Ambien®) is a sedative-type drug that helps to relieve insomnia (sleeplessness). Trouble falling asleep, waking up too early in the morning, or waking up too often during the night are symptoms of insomnia. Zolpidem helps treat these problems with sleep, and is usually used for no longer than a few days to a few weeks. Sleep medicines should not be taken for long periods of time, except on your prescriber''s advice. Do not share your medicine with anyone else. Generic zolpidem tablets are not yet available. ...
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Zolpidem Systematic (IUPAC) name N,N,6-trimethyl-2-(4-methylpheny ...
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