All medicines have side effects. You may find
that sleep medicines such as AMBIEN will make you
sleepy during the day. How drowsy you feel depends
on how your body reacts to the medicine, and how
much dosage your doctor has prescribed.
With short-term AMBIEN treatment in controlled clinical
studies, those most commonly seen have been daytime
drowsiness in 2% of subjects, dizziness in 1%, and
diarrhea in 1%.
- AMBIEN will cause drowsiness and may cause
dizziness. Avoid or use caution when driving
an automobile, operating machinery, or performing
other hazardous activities. AMBIEN should be
taken just before bedtime. You may experience
some carryover effects the following day.
- Do not drink alcohol while taking AMBIEN as
Alcohol will increase drowsiness and may increase
- Do not stop taking AMBIEN abruptly if you
have been taking it for more than 1 or 2 weeks
as this may cause withdrawal symptoms. Talk
to your doctor if you need to stop your treatment