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Generic name: Zolpidem

Class of drug: various anxiolytics and sedatives and anxiolytics, hypnotics.

What is Edluar?

Edluar is known as a sedative, sometimes referred to as a hypnotic. It alters the chemical balance within the brain that could be imbalanced in those with sleep issues (insomnia).

Sublingual tablets called Edluar (dissolve beneath the tongue) are prescribed as a short-term solution to insomnia, in which people are finding it difficult to get to sleep once they get to bed.Edluar is classified as a fourth-class (C-IV) federally controlled drug since it is a substance that can be misused or cause dependence. Make sure to keep this medication in a secure place to prevent abuse and misuse.

Side effects of Edluar

Zolpidem may cause severe allergic reactions. If you experience symptoms of an adverse reaction such as hives, breathing difficulty or swelling in your lips, face, tongue and throat from taking Edluar such as hives, breathing difficulties and swelling then seek immediate medical assistance immediately. Also notify your physician of any new or increasing symptoms such as depression, anxieties or aggression, anger abnormal thoughts hallucinations memory disorders personality changes including increased risk taking with no sense of danger, thoughts about suicide or self-harm as soon as they develop; cease using Edluar immediately and contact your physician immediately if suffering from any such conditions or any others symptoms of any sort - discontinue using Edluar and notify them as soon as possible!

  • Chest pain, rapid heartbeat, or an irregular beat of the heart sensation of shortness of breath;
  • Difficulties swallowing or breathing difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Feeling like you might pass out.

The sedative effects of zolpidem could be more powerful for older adults.Drowsiness or excessive drowsiness may cause accidents, falls, or even severe injuries.

Common Edluar side effects can include:

  • Dizziness, daytime drowsiness fatigue or sensation of being "drugged" or light-headed;
  • Fatigue, lack of coordination
  • Dry mouth, stuffy nose, and irritation of the throat
  • Nausea, constipation, diarrhea, upset stomach,
  • Headache, muscle pain

This list does not constitute an exhaustive listing of possible side effects and other problems may arise.Contact your doctor to seek medical advice on the effects. You may report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Edluar could trigger an extreme allergy. Stop taking Edluar and seek medical attention immediately when you notice any of the following symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction: an allergic reaction that causes hives, breathing problems, and swelling of your lips, face, or tongue.Don't give this medication to another person, even if they share the same symptoms as you do. The doses recommended for zolpidem may differ for women and men.Children should not use this medication. The misuse of this medication could cause dangerous negative side effects.Edluar could affect your ability to think or react. It is possible to experience sleepiness the next day following the use of this medication, especially if you use the extended-release tablet or if you're female. Make sure you wait at least four hours or until you're fully awake before you can do things that require you to stay alert and awake.

Never take Edluar in greater quantities or for longer than recommended.Take this medication in the event that you've consumed alcohol during the course of the day or before going to bed.A few people taking Edluar have participated in activities like eating, driving and taking a walk, making phone calls, or having sex, but then forgot about what they did. If this occurs to you, discontinue using this medication and speak with your physician about other options for treating your insomnia.

Prior to use this drug

It is not recommended to use Edluar if you are allergic to zolpidem.Edluar has not been approved to be used by anyone younger than 18 years old.To ensure that this medication is appropriate for you, tell your physician if you've had any of the following:

  • Depression, mental illness, or suicidal thoughts
  • Addiction to alcohol or drugs;
    lung disease or breathing issues;
  • Sleep apnea (breathing stops while sleeping)
  • Kidney or liver disease.

The use of Edluar in the final three months of pregnancy could result in drowsiness or breathing issues for your baby.It might not be safe to breastfeed while taking this medication.Talk to your doctor about any potential risks.

How to take Edluar?

Use Edluar as directed by your physician. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Review all information for patients, such as medication guides and instructions given to you. Consult your physician or pharmacist for any additional questions. Don't take this medication in greater quantities or for longer than the time prescribed.The doses recommended for zolpidem vary for women and men, and it isn't recommended for use in children.Do not take this medication with a different person, even if they suffer from similar symptoms as you do. Edluar is not suitable for use with children. Incorrect use of this drug could cause dangerous negative side effects.

Don't take the tablet in its entirety. Place the tablet on your tongue and let it dissolve in the mouth with no water.Do not take Edluar if you don't have 7 to 8 hours of rest before returning to activity.Edluar is for use for a short time only. Consult your physician if insomnia symptoms don't improve or become worse after taking this drug for 7–10 nights consecutively. Do not use this medication for more than 5 or 4 weeks without a doctor's guidance.Don't stop taking Edluar at a sudden time after prolonged use, or you may experience uncomfortable withdrawal effects. Consult your doctor about how to prevent withdrawal symptoms after you stop taking the medication.Sleeping problems can occur after you stop using this medication. It is possible that these symptoms will be worse than they were prior to the time you began using the drug. Consult your doctor if you are experiencing worsening sleepiness after the first couple of nights of not taking the medication.Keep it at room temperature, free of heat and moisture.

Details on dosage

Usual Adult Dose for Insomnia:

Edluar sublingual tablets:
Initial Dose: 5 mg (women) or 5 mg or 10 mg (men) every day prior to bedtime.
Maintenance Dose: The dose could be increased to 10 mg if the dose of 5 mg isn't effective.
Maximum Dose: 10mg twice per day.
Duration of the therapy Clinical trials in favor of efficacy ranged from 4 to 5 weeks long.
Comment: Comments on the recommended starting doses for males and females differ due to the lower rates of clearance for females.
Use: A short-term treatment for insomnia, characterized by difficulty establishing sleep.

Usual Geriatric Dose for Insomnia:Edluar sublingual tablets:
Both women and men who are over 55 years old: five mg twice each day, immediately before bed.
Maximum dose: 5 mg once a day.
Comments: Are they similar in women and men?
Treatment: A short-term solution to insomnia that is characterized by problems establishing sleep

What happens if I miss the dose?

Since Edluar should be taken when you are sleeping, you're not likely to take a dose that you don't need.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency treatment or contact the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222. Zolpidem overdose is fatal, particularly when it is used in conjunction with other medicines that may induce drowsiness.The symptoms of an overdose can include sleepiness and confusion, as well as fainting, feeling lightheaded, or fainting. It could also be a sign of a coma.

What should be avoided?

Do not take Edluar while traveling, like when you rest on the plane. You could wake up after you feel the effects of the medication have waned. Apathy (forgetfulness) occurs more frequently in the event that you do not receive the full 7-8 hours of rest after taking Edluar.Avoid driving and other hazardous activities until you understand the effects of zolpidem on you. It is possible to experience a feeling of sleepiness the next day following the use of this medication, and your reaction may be slowed. Make sure you're fully awake before you can drive or operate machinery, pilot an aircraft, or perform anything that requires you to be alert and awake.Don't take this medication in the event that you've consumed alcohol throughout the day or before getting to bed.

Interaction with other drugs

The use of Edluar along with other medications that cause you to become drowsy could make this worse. Talk to your doctor prior to using opioids, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, or medication for anxiety or seizures.Numerous drugs can interfere with zolpidem, which can make it less effective or worsen adverse reactions. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Not all interactions are included in this list. Inform your doctor of all of your medications and any medication you begin or stop taking.



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