Ambien Cr Research Paper

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Ambien CR, also called Zolpidem Tartrate, falls under the sedative category of medications; this drug treats insomnia. Ambien CR is given in 6.25 mg and 12.5 mg tablets to be consumed orally, by mouth. It is advised for adults to consume the lowest dose that will be effective, and for doses to be divided by gender. Recommended doses for women are 6.25 mg doses, while men’s doses can vary between 6.25 mg and 12.5 mg, never to exceed 12.5 mg. “The recommended initial doses for women and men are different because zolpidem clearance is lower in women” (djabfbkb). Contrastingly, for women, if the 6.25 mg is not effective they are able to increase to the 12.5 mg dose. One of the only concerns with the 12.5 mg dosage is the risk of impairment leading into the next day. This can be a concerning factor for those taking this drug that work jobs every day, drive, or are involved in tasks that require full focus and attention. Ambien CR is to be taken before going to bed, around 8 hours before the desired time of arousal. …show more content…
This you-tube video begins by making a statement to viewers telling them, “To get a good night’s sleep, try Ambien CR. The first layer dissolves quickly to help you fall asleep and unlike other sleeping aids, Ambien CR helps you stay asleep.” The therapeutic use mentioned in this video is identical to the therapeutic use mentioned in the scholarly journal article entitled Zolpidem and Driving Impairment — Identifying Persons at Risk: “In 2005, a modified-release formulation of zolpidem (Ambien CR, Sanofi) was approved for insomnia characterized by difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep, or both” (dsoadhja). In my own words, Ambien CR is a great drug to take if one has inconveniency getting the recommended number of hours of sleep due to powerlessness to remain

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