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How Long Does Ambien Withdrawal Last?

What is Ambien? More than one-third of Americans suffer from insomnia or other sleep disorders. Zolpidem is the most commonly prescribed medication to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep) and other sleep disorders. Zolpidem, commonly sold under the brand name Ambien, comes in many forms. Tablet forms (Ambien) and an extended-release (long-acting) tablet (Ambien CR) are both taken by mouth. Zolpidem also comes as a tablet to be placed under the tongue (Edular, Intermezzo) and an oral spray (Zolpimist). Ambien is classified as a sedative-hypnotic, a class of drugs prescribed to help individuals with sleep disorders fall asleep and/or stay asleep throughout the night. It works by increasing gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain which slows activity in the brain and the central nervous system (CNS), working quickly to initiate sleep. Like all sleep aids, Ambien is intended for short-term use (typically no more than two weeks), not a long-term solution or cure. Research indicates that there might be a link between those who take Ambien or other sleeping pills daily and an increase in mortality rate. Get Your Life Back Find Hope & Recovery. Get Safe Comfortable Detox, Addiction Rehab & Dual Diagnosis High-Quality Care. How Addictive is…