ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE- zolpidem tartrate tablet, film coated 
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MEDICATION GUIDE
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE TABLETS, USP civ-symbol

(zol' pi dem tar' trate)

Read the Medication Guide that comes with zolpidem tartrate tablets before you start taking it and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This Medication Guide does not take the place of talking to your healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment.

What is the most important information I should know about zolpidem tartrate tablets?

Zolpidem may cause serious side effects, including:

Call your healthcare provider right away if you find out that you have done any of the above activities after taking zolpidem tartrate tablets.


2. Do not take zolpidem tartrate tablets if you:  

What are zolpidem tartrate tablets?

Zolpidem tartrate tablets are a sedative-hypnotic (sleep) medicine. Zolpidem tartrate tablets are used in adults for the short-term treatment of a sleep problem called insomnia (trouble falling asleep).

It is not known if zolpidem tartrate tablets are safe and effective in children under the age of 18 years.

Zolpidem tartrate tablets are a federally controlled substance (C-IV) because it can be abused or lead to dependence. Keep zolpidem tartrate tablets in a safe place to prevent misuse and abuse. Selling or giving away zolpidem tartrate tablets may harm others, and is against the law. Tell your healthcare provider if you have ever abused or have been dependent on alcohol, prescription medicines or street drugs.

Who should not take zolpidem tartrate tablets?  

What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking zolpidem tartrate tablets?

Zolpidem tartrate tablets may not be right for you. Before starting zolpidem tartrate tablets, tell your healthcare provider about all of your health conditions, including if you:

Tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements.

Medicines can interact with each other, sometimes causing serious side effects. Do not take zolpidem tartrate tablets with other medicines that can make you sleepy unless your healthcare provider tells you to.

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of your medicines with you to show your healthcare provider and pharmacist each time you get a new medicine. 

How should I take zolpidem tartrate tablets?

What are the possible side effects of zolpidem tartrate tablets?

Zolpidem tartrate tablets may cause serious side effects, including:

Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the above side effects or any other side effects that worry you while using zolpidem tartrate tablets.

The most common side effects of zolpidem tartrate tablets are:

These are not all the side effects of zolpidem tartrate tablets. Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for more information.

Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

How should I store zolpidem tartrate tablets?

Keep zolpidem tartrate tablets and all medicines out of reach of children.

General Information about the safe and effective use of zolpidem tartrate tablets

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use zolpidem tartrate tablets for a condition for which it was not prescribed.  

Do not share zolpidem tartrate tablets with other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them and it is against the law.

This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about zolpidem tartrate tablets. If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You can ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about zolpidem tartrate tablets that is written for healthcare professionals.

What are the ingredients in zolpidem tartrate tablets?

Active Ingredient: zolpidem tartrate

Inactive Ingredients: hydroxypropyl cellulose, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, sodium starch glycolate, and titanium dioxide; the 5 mg tablet also contains red ferric oxide.

Rx Only

This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.


APOTEX INC.
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE TABLETS, USP
5 mg and 10 mg

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Manufactured by                  Manufactured for

Apotex Inc.                           Apotex Corp.
Toronto, Ontario                    Weston, Florida
Canada M9L 1T9                   USA 33326


Revision  9

Revised  December 2014 

Revised: 12/2014
 
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