Is there anything important
that my healthcare provider should know before AMBIEN
is prescribed for me?
Some conditions may affect how you take AMBIEN.
Be sure to tell your doctor if:
You may not be able to take AMBIEN, or you may require
a lower dose or special monitoring during treatment
if you have any of the conditions listed above.
- You drink alcohol
- You have a history of alcohol or drug dependency
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding
- You have any breathing difficulties, such
as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema You have a
history of heavy snoring
- You are suffering from depression
- You have kidney or liver disease
Do not take Ambien without first talking to your
doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant
during treatment, or if you are breast-feeding a
If you are over 60 years of age, you may be more
likely to experience side effects from Ambien. You
may require a lower dose of this medication to decrease
the possibility of side effects.
Ambien is not approved by the FDA for use by children
younger than 18 years of age.