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Ambien CR

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RateADrug users have reported 5 Ambien CR side effects and 6 Ambien CR benefits.

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Treatment Information
The generic name of this medication is zolpidem and the various brand names are Ambien; Ambien CR; and Edluar.

The active ingredient of this medication is zolpidem tartrate and the inactive ingredients are colloidal silicon dioxide; hypromellose; and lactose monohydrate.

Ambien CR is manufactured by Sanofi-Vventis.

It is primarily used in the treatment of insomnia.
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Actress, film producer, and director Drew Barrymore had a troubled childhood. She now suffers from severe insomnia and anxiety attacks.


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Marilyn Monroe was one of the bombshells of the 20th century. Unfortunately, she suffered from several health problems, including insomnia, endometriosis, and drug addiction.



The highest grossing rapper in the world has a history of insomnia and drug dependence. He checked himself into rehabilitation to help deal with his condition.

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06 Apr 2011 I get to sleep quickly and sleep more soundly now. I'm an RN and am on my feet for 12-hour shifts, so sleeping soundly when I can is very important.
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16 Aug 2010 I took this pill just one time after my hysterectomy because I was having problems sleeping. One pill was all it took, but it took about two weeks to completely get it out of my system. I felt drowsy for weeks.
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11 Jun 2010 really helped me falls asleep but still felt extremely drowsy after a full eight hours sleep
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02 Jun 2010 Much better mental health, sleep isnt a problem anymore.Must allow recomended time for sleep though.
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30 Apr 2010 Ambien CR has been a good drug for me to fall asleep. I have trouble shutting my mind down for the night.
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