Generic Ambien is an efficient drug, which is used in the treatment of insomnia. Insomnia is some kind of sleeping disorder in which it is quite difficult for patient to sleep. Patients suffering from insomnia find it difficult to sleep, wake up early in the morning and sometimes wake up in the night. So, if you see any of the symptoms in yourself, then perhaps you are also suffering from insomnia.
Well there are two basic types of insomnia out of which one is short-term insomnia. This short-term insomnia occurs due to excessive physical work and it lasts long for maximum seven days. The other category of insomnia occurs due to some psychological disorder.
Sanofi-avantis are the manufacturers of this Ambien. Patents for Ambien have been expired, which is the prime reason for the production of Generic Ambien. Along with sanofi-aventis, there are few manufacturers such as Actavis Elizabeth, AuroBindo Pharma, Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratorie, Genpharm and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories which are manufacturing Generic Ambien.
Certain tests have to be passed by generic drugs so that they can be compared with brand-name medicines. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducts these tests and decides on which generic meets all set standards. After the inspection of results, a rating is assigned to each generic by FDA. If a generic has been given an “AB” rating, it means that it is equal to a brand-name medicine.
All versions of Generic Ambien that are present in the market today have an “AB” rating and this implies that all the versions are equal to that brand name. However, there can be different stationary contents in generic drugs as compared to those in the brand-name drug. These contents could be dyers or fillers that cause allergy to the user.
Generic Ambien comes in five milligrams and 10 milligrams strength. Generic Ambien must be taken to deal with insomnia only under the guidance of a doctor. The dose for each patient is decided according to his age and weight. Generally adults are prescribed a dose of 10 milligrams while a dose of five milligrams is prescribed for old people.
This generic Ambien is not meant for children as there is a lack of research in this area. There are some precautions that you must consider before ingesting these medicines. First of all you should keep in mind that these medicines are very effective so take them just before going to bed. After ingesting this medicine; don’t perform such operations which require concentrations including driving and working on heavy machines.
Take immediate action and consult to your doctor if you don’t feel comfortable right after the first dosage of this medicine. Consumption of alcohol is prohibited during the treatment because it increases the reactions of Generic Ambien. Moreover, consumption of any other medicine along with Generic Ambien may be life-threading for you. The reason behind this terrible fact is that if you consume both drugs simultaneously, then the effect of both drugs will interact letting alteration, decrement or increment in other’s effect. If you forget to ingest the dosage on a particular day, then don’t try to double the dosage on the very next day. However, there are no major side-effects of this medicine, yet some patients have reported the symptoms of headache, dizziness and drowsiness.