147 patient evaluations for Zolpidem

Dec 10, 2008 (Started Apr 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (amnesia)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Take this medication right before going to sleep. It has been my experience that if I do anything after taking this medication I will not remember it the next day. I've had phone conversations with people and had no recollection of it the next day. I've gone to the grocery store, prepared meals and driven to people's houses and didn't remember any of it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: amnesia

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Feb 20, 2010 (Started Nov 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (amnesia)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Be cautious with this drug. You can remain active, even driving, although you will have no recall of the activity.
Side effects: amnesia

Feb 1, 2010 (Started Nov 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (amnesia)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When I first started taking Ambien, I had amnesic episodes where I bought expensive items on the internet. Did not remember doing it. The drug would make me stoned, but I did not sleep.
Side effects: amnesia

  • 1 helpful mark

Mar 18, 2010 (Started Oct 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for inability to sleep)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Although this medicine works good for sleep if I happen to wake after taking it I do and say things that I do not remember in the A.M. It can be very scary to have others tell you things that you don't remember at all. DO NOT drive after taking this medication.

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