ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE- zolpidem tartrate tablet, film coated 
Lake Erie Medical DBA Quality Care Products LLC

----------

MEDICATION GUIDE

CIV

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE TABLETS

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 doctor about your medical condition or treatment.

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

After taking zolpidem tartrate tablets, you may get up out of bed while not being fully awake and do an activity that you do not know you are doing. The next morning, you may not remember that you did anything during the night. You have a higher chance for doing these activities if you drink alcohol or take other medicines that make you sleepy with zolpidem tartrate tablets. Reported activities include:

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

Important:

1. Take zolpidem tartrate tablets exactly as prescribed

2. Do not take zolpidem tartrate tablets if you:

What is zolpidem tartrate tablets?

Zolpidem tartrate tablets is a sedative-hypnotic (sleep) medicine.

Zolpidem tartrate tablets is used in adults for the short-term treatment of a sleep problem called insomnia.

Symptoms of insomnia include:

Zolpidem tartrate tablets is not for children.

Zolpidem tartrate tablets is 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 doctor if you have ever abused or have been dependent on alcohol, prescription medicines or street drugs.

Who should not take zolpidem tartrate tablets?

Do not take zolpidem tartrate tablets if you are allergic to anything in it.

See the end of this Medication Guide for a complete list of ingredients in zolpidem tartrate tablets.

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

Tell your doctor 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.

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of your medicines with you to show your doctor 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?

Serious side effects of zolpidem tartrate tablets include:

Call your doctor 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:

After you stop taking a sleep medicine, you may have symptoms for 1 to 2 days such as: trouble sleeping, nausea, flushing, lightheadedness, uncontrolled crying, vomiting, stomach cramps, panic attack, nervousness, and stomach area pain.

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

Call your doctor 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?

General information about zolpidem tartrate tablets

This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about zolpidem tartrate tablets. If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. You can ask your doctor 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: hypromellose, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium starch glycolate, and titanium dioxide; the 5-mg tablet also contains FD&C Blue #2 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Red #40 Aluminum Lake, polyethylene glycol, polyvinyl alcohol, and talc; the 10-mg tablet also contains stearic acid and triacetin.

Rx Only

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

Revised: 12/2012
 
Lake Erie Medical DBA Quality Care Products LLC