Ambien Uses – How Should You Use Ambien?
Ambien is a very popular drug for treating patients with insomnia. However, using it as a sleeping pill is only one of its uses. There are studies that indicate that one of the potential Ambien uses is that of an anticonvulsant drug. Right now, however, the drug is only approved by the FDA for use as sleeping pill. So, barring any approval by the Food and Drug Administration, and Ambien uses is only limited to making you fall asleep.
Ambien comes in two formulas. What is the extended release form and the other is the regular formula? What is the difference between the two? first off, the extended release form releases the drug in two parts: First is a quick dose to make you fall asleep quickly and then there is a gradual release to help you stay asleep. On the other hand, the regular formula releases the full active ingredients of the drug in one blast. Your doctor would be the best person to know which type of Ambien will work for you. In general,however, if you drive to work, your doctor will not be recommending the extended release form because taking Ambien the night before is going to cause you to be drowsy.
Ambien quickly dissolves in liquid, and thus it is very effective in initiating sleep. It is so effective, in fact, it is the preferred the drug of choice by date rapists who want to score with their victims. How these criminals are able to get hold of Ambien is beyond us. But suffice it to say, it is the number one sleeping pill in the United States. In 2012 alone, there were over 40 million prescriptions for it. If that’s not a lot of recommendations by the doctor, we don’t know what is.
Anyway, if you are having problems sleeping, you should go see a doctor and get a prescription for Ambien. Please take note that the recommended dosage for women is 5 mg, and 5 to 10 mg for men. THis is true no matter if your doctor recommends the regular formula or the extended release one.
Just like any other drug, Ambien is not without its side effects. Some side effects that you may experience during the day after taking the drug the night before are the following: drowsiness, a feeling of lack of coordination, no memory of activities done during the day. Most patients, however, experience only mild side effects or no side effects at all.
Is Ambien habit-forming? It definitely is, and you can get addicted to it if you use it for more than one month. And there are people who use it as a recreational drug. That said, make sure to only use this drug based on the doctor’s prescription.
If you still have trouble sleeping even after taking a pill, do not double your dose. Instead, try to address the root cause of your insomnia. It might be an issue you have with your family. Whatever it is, face it to get a good night’s sleep.