Some people using this medicine have engaged in
activity such as driving, eating, or making phone
calls and later having no memory of the activity. If
this happens to you, stop taking zolpidem and talk
with your doctor about another treatment for your
sleep disorder.You should not use this medication if
you are allergic to zolpidem. The tablets may
contain lactose. Use caution if you are sensitive to
To make sure zolpidem is safe for you, tell your
doctor if you have:
- kidney disease;
- liver disease;
- lung disease such as asthma, bronchitis,
emphysema, or chronic obstructive pulmonary
- sleep apnea (breathing stops during sleep);
- myasthenia gravis;
- a history of depression, mental illness, or
suicidal thoughts; or
- a history of drug or alcohol addiction.
Zolpidem may be habit forming and should be used
only by the person it was prescribed for. Never
share zolpidem with another person, especially
someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction.
Keep the medication in a place where others cannot
get to it.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether
zolpidem will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor
if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while
using this medication.
Zolpidem can pass into breast milk and may harm a
nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are
breast-feeding a baby.
The sedative effects of zolpidem may be stronger in
Do not give this medicine to anyone younger than 18
years of age.