Zolpidem is a drug that treats insomnia. It works by helping you fall asleep faster. It also helps you sleep through the night. You should only use this medicine for a short time. The brand name for zolpidem is Ambien.
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Antihistamines for allergies, coughs, and colds
Some medications for anxiety or sleep
Some medications for depression such as amitriptyline, fluoxetine, sertraline
Some medications for fungal infections such as ketoconazole and itraconazole
Some seizure medications such as phenobarbital, primidone
Dietary supplements for sleep such as valerian or kava kava
General anesthetics such as halothane, isoflurane, methoxyflurane, propofol
Local anesthetics such as lidocaine, pramoxine, tetracaine
Medicines that relax muscles for surgery
Narcotic pain relievers
Phenothiazines such as chlorpromazine, mesoridazine, prochlorperazine, thioridazine
This the list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all medications, herbs, over-the-counter medications, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medication.