Ambien is the brand name whereas its generic name of the medication is Zolpidem. This medication is primarily used for the treatment of the issues pertaining to sleep disorders issues.
Ambien does belong to the class of drugs known as hypnotic. It shares the same characteristics of a class of family known as Benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepine does cause sedation, muscle relaxation and does act as an anticonvulsant (anti seizures medications) and does help in reducing anxiety. Many people take Ambien purposefully and fight to stay awake.
What are the uses of Ambien?
Ambien medication is available in both immediate and controlled release (CR). It starts working from half an hour to 1.5 hours. Any food delay will make Ambien medication to reach peak levels. The correct manner to take the Ambien medicine is to take the drug when you have at least four hours of sleep time before you wake up. It should be taken right before you get in bed. The patient should only take these sleeping pills only when you are able to get a full night of sleep.