What is Ambien CR 12.5 mg?
Ambien CR 12.5 mg is the time-release 12.5 milligram version of Ambien. Ambien CR 12.5 mg (generic name Zolpidem) is a time-release drug used for the treatment of insomnia. The drug is prescribed to individuals who have difficult going to sleep or staying sleep. Ambien CR 12.5 mg is the 12.5 milligram version of Ambien; the dose of Ambien CR should be individualized.
Then recommended dose of Ambien CR for adults—with insomnia—is 12.5 mg daily. Ambien CR 12.5 mg should be taken immediately before going to sleep and recommended dosage should not exceed the 12.5 mg level.
Ambien CR 12.5 mg (the extended-release tablet) must be swallowed whole; the drug should never be crushed, divided or chewed. The effect of Ambien CR 12.5 mg may slowed by ingestion with or immediately following a meal.
Ambien, in the time-release form, is available in 6.25 mg or 12.5 mg doses. Tablets of Ambien CR 12.5 mg are not scored. The Ambien CR 12.5 mg pill is blue, bi-convex, round and debossed with an ‘A” on one side.
Ambien CR 12.5 is a hypnotic-sedative drug that is used to cure patients with sleeping problems. The CR means extended release; Ambien CR 12.5 is available as a generic Zolpidem tartrate. Common, less severe side effects, of Ambien CR 12.5 include: unusual thinking, depression, drowsiness, headache and dizziness. Prescribing medical professionals must be contacted if any side effects associated with Ambien CR 12.5 present themselves. Ambien CR 12.5 is not recommended to exceed 2 weeks of dosage.
Side Effects Associated with Ambien CR 12.5 mg:
The administration of Ambien CR 12.5 mg is attached with numerous side effects. A variety of behavioral changes and abnormal thinking have been reported to occur in association with the use Ambien CR 12.5 mg and other hypnotics or sedatives. Some of these side effects are characterized be decreased aggressiveness and extroversion. Auditory and visual hallucinations have also been reported with Ambien CR 12.5 mg.
Other complex behaviors such as “sleep driving” have been reported with Ambien CR 12.5. Although these behaviors are not uncommon with Ambien CR 12.5, the use of other depressants—primarily alcohol—will increase the risk of said behaviors.
In depressed patients, worsening of depression, have been reported in association with the use of Ambien CR 12.5 and other sedatives or hypnotics.