What is Zolpidem?

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Zolpidem tartrate is a sedative-hypnotic drug that is used for short-term treatment of insomnia that presents as difficulty of sleep onset and maintenance of sleep.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Insomnia 1,491 750
Sleep problems 626 316
Difficulty sleeping through night 325 128
insomnia 276 179
fibromyalgia 122 70
Difficulty falling asleep 74 25

Show all 96 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 121
Moderate 216
Mild 364
None 599

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Zolpidem

Side effect Patients
Amnesia 53
Grogginess 45
Sleep eating 41
Groggy in morning 40
sleep walking (somnambulism) 36
Drowsy in a.m. 30

Show all 203 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Zolpidem

Dosage Patients
10 mg daily 159
5 mg daily 57
5mg as needed 38
10mg as needed 29
12.5 mg daily 22
6.25 mg daily 6
6.25mg as needed 4
2.5 mg daily 3
15 mg daily 3
12.5mg as needed 3

See all 29 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Zolpidem

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 286
Side effects too severe 248
Doctor's advice 221
Other 175
Course of treatment ended 64
Expense 54
Personal research 41
Change in health plan coverage 35
See all 857 patients who've stopped taking Zolpidem

Duration

Currently taking Zolpidem

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 16
6 months - 1 year 38
1 - 2 years 34
2 - 5 years 80
5 - 10 years 99
10 years or more 78

Stopped taking Zolpidem

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 144
1 - 6 months 192
6 months - 1 year 149
1 - 2 years 161
2 - 5 years 140
5 - 10 years 66
10 years or more 28
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 876
Usually 224
Sometimes 143
Never taken as prescribed 57
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 45
Somewhat hard to take 74
A little hard to take 153
Not at all hard to take 1028
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 18
$100-199 6
$50-99 38
$25-49 101
< $25 684
Not specified 453

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Zolpidem after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Trazodone (Desyrel) 33
Eszopiclone (Lunesta) 14
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 10
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 6
Hydroxyzine (Vistaril) 4

Show all 27 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Zolpidem and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Trazodone (Desyrel) 29
Eszopiclone (Lunesta) 18
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 10
Temazepam (Restoril) 10
Doxepin (Sinequan) 8

Show all 31 treatments patients report switching to

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150 patient evaluations for Zolpidem

COOPERATI
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COOPERATI
Gender: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 2
Emotional: 4
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Overwhelming
43 M
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: vb
I have:
Schizophrenia

See COOPERATI's full Zolpidem history

May 9, 2017 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Dreams exhausting)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily

Dec 4, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Dreams exhausting)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
relayman
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relayman
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: vg
I have:
PD

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Mar 23, 2017 (Started Dec 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Drugged feeling, Double vision (diplopia))
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Double vision (diplopia)

Jul 1, 2015 (Started Dec 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Drugged feeling, Double vision (diplopia))
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Double vision (diplopia)

Feb 9, 2011 (Started Dec 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Double vision (diplopia)

  • 0 helpful marks
gingin73
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gingin73
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 43
Condition: Chronic Pain Syndrome 28 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
Chronic Pain Syndrome

See gingin73's full Zolpidem history

Jan 24, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (sleep walking (somnambulism))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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