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Ambien is a brand name for the sedative medication zolpidem, which is commonly prescribed to treat insomnia or difficulty sleeping. It belongs to a class of drugs known as sedative-hypnotics and works by affecting certain chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with sleep problems.

Here are some key points about Ambien:

Usage: Ambien is typically prescribed for short-term use, usually no more than 7 to 10 days. Prolonged use may lead to dependence and tolerance.

Mechanism of Action: It acts on the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) to enhance its inhibitory effects. This, in turn, helps induce sleep.

Forms: Ambien is available in immediate-release tablets, extended-release tablets, and as an oral spray.

Side Effects: Common side effects may include drowsiness, dizziness, headache, and gastrointestinal issues. Some people may experience more serious side effects, such as sleepwalking, hallucinations, or complex sleep-related behaviors.