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Ambien â Side-Effects, Safety and Recall Information

According to the FDA's data, side-effects from Ambien


®* are not common, but they can occur. Tell your doctor if any of these side-effects are severe or do not go away:


· drowsiness
· upset stomach
· vomiting
· constipation
· diarrhea
· headache
· dry mouth
· muscle aches


If you experience any of the following side-effects, call your doctor immediately:


· skin rash
· itching
· fast or irregular heartbeat
· chest pain
· difficulty breathing
· fever
· behavior changes
· mental confusion
· abnormal thinking or dreams
· depression

*Ambien® is marketed by Pfizer Inc. and Sanofi-Synthelabo SA (France) for insomnia. The active ingredient in Ambien® is zolpidem.


Disclaimer: The information presented here is not meant to be medical advice nor to act as a substitute for medical advice. Serious side-effects, including death, could result if one were to take any prescription medicine without the supervision of a physician.



Copyright 2003, Thomas Manaugh, PhD