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Ambien

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5.3  Effectiveness
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RateADrug users have reported 5 Ambien side effects and 3 Ambien benefits.

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Treatment Information
The generic name of this medication is zolpidem and the brand name is Ambien.

Ambien is manufactured by Sanofi-Aventis.

The active ingredient of this medication is Zolpidem tartrate and inactive ingredients are hydroxypropyl methylcellulose and lactose.

It primarily used in the short-term treatment of insomnia (trouble falling asleep).
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Michael Jackson

An autopsy revealed that Michael Jackson died of a lethal overdose of the anesthetic propofol, or Diprivan, which he used to relieve his chronic insomnia.

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Heath Ledger

Actor Heath Ledger suffered from insomnia and sometimes slept less than two hours a night.

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Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley is one of 20th century pop culture's most important figures. He suffered from drug addiction and insomnia.

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Drew Barrymore

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

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

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Eminem

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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01 Feb 2013 After taking ambien for about 6 months for insomnia, it has started working less. I also have experienced a lot of sleep walking and eating after taking it.
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14 Jan 2012 This medication helped me sleep. It did upset my stomach however.
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06 Jan 2012 Ambien helped me a great deal with getting some much-needed sleep. My work shift time was 4am mon-thurs. Before taking Ambien, I would average about 1-4 hours of sleep a night, some times no sleep. With ambien, I was getting about 6-8 hours of sleep. I have noticed memory loss. I hate depending on any pill.
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02 Jan 2012 Very good medciation for sleeping better and increases mental clarity. No side effects experienced while taking this medicaton.
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26 Sep 2011 If I take ambien for three nights in a row- it doesn't work the following night.
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