Ambien (Zolpidem) Side Effects, Downsides & Tips


Severity: Major. You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking zolpidem:

  • clumsiness or unsteadiness
  • confusion
  • depression
  • difficulty with breathing
  • dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting
  • falling
  • fast heartbeat
  • seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  • skin rash
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