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AMBIEN Side Effects

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 dizziness.
  • 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 with AMBIEN.