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Zolpimist

PATIENT INFORMATION

MEDICATION GUIDE

Zolpimist Oral Spray
(zolpidem tartrate) Spray, Metered for Oral Use

Read the Medication Guide that comes with Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) before you start taking it and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This Medication Guide does not take the place of talking to your doctor about your medical condition or treatment.

What is the most important information I should know about Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) ?

After taking Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) , you may get up out of bed while not being fully awake and do an activity that you do not know you are doing. The next morning, you may not remember that you did anything during the night. You have a higher chance for doing these activities if you drink alcohol or take other medicines that make you sleepy with Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) . Reported activities include:

  • driving a car (“sleep-driving”)
  • making and eating food
  • talking on the phone
  • having sex
  • sleep-walking

Call your doctor right away if you find out that you have done any of the above activities after taking Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) .

Important:

  1. Take Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) exactly as prescribed
    • Do not take more Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) than prescribed.
    • Take Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) right before you get in bed, not sooner.
  2. Do not take Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) if you:
    • drink alcohol
    • take other medicines that can make you sleepy. Talk to your doctor about all of your medicines. Your doctor will tell you if you can take Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) with your other medicines.
    • cannot get a full night sleep

What is Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) ?

Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) is a sedative-hypnotic (sleep) medicine. Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) is used in adults for the short-term treatment of a sleep problem called insomnia. Symptoms of insomnia include:

  • trouble falling asleep

Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) is not for children.

Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) is a federally controlled substance (C-IV) because it can be abused and lead to dependence. Keep Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) in a safe place to prevent misuse and abuse. Selling or giving away Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) may harm others, and is against the law. Tell your doctor if you have ever abused or have been dependent on alcohol, prescriptionmedicines, or street drugs.

Who should not take Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) ?

Do not take Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) if you have had an allergic reaction to zolpidem (Ambien, Ambien CR, Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) ). Some signs of allergic reaction may be swelling of the face, a feeling of the throat closing, or difficulty breathing shortly after taking Zolpidem.

See the end of this Medication Guide for a complete list of ingredients in Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) .

Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) may not be right for you. Before starting Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) , tell your doctor about all of your health conditions, including if you:

  • have a history of depression, mental illness, or suicidal thoughts
  • have a history of drug or alcohol abuse or addiction
  • have kidney or liver disease
  • have a lung disease or breathing problems
  • are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Medicines can interact with each other, sometimes causing serious side effects. Do not take Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) with other medicines that can make you sleepy.

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of your medicines with you to show your doctor and pharmacist each time you get a new medicine.

How should I take Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) ?

  • Take Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) exactly as prescribed. Do not take more Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) than prescribed for you.
  • Take Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) right before you get into bed.
  • Do not take Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) unless you are able to stay in bed a full night (7-8 hours) before you must be active again.
  • For faster sleep onset, Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) should NOT be taken with or immediately after a meal.
  • Call your doctor if your insomnia worsens or is not better within 7 to 10 days. This may mean that there is another condition causing your sleep problem.
  • If you take too much Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) or overdose, call your doctor or poison control center right away, or get emergency treatment.

What are the possible side effects of Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) ?

Serious side effects of Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) include:

  • getting out of bed while not being fully awake and doing an activity that you do not know you are doing. (See “What is the most important information I should know about Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) ?”)
  • abnormal thoughts and behavior. Symptoms include more outgoing or aggressive behavior than normal, confusion, agitation, hallucinations, worsening of depression, and suicidal thoughts or actions.
  • memory loss
  • anxiety
  • severe allergic reactions. Symptoms include swelling of the tongue or throat, trouble breathing, and nausea and vomiting. Get emergency medical help if you get these symptoms after takingZolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) .

Call your doctor right away if you have any of the above side effects or any other side effects that worry you while using Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) .

The most common side effects of Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) are:

  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • diarrhea
  • “drugged feelings”
  • You may still feel drowsy the next day after taking Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) . Do not drive or do other dangerous activities after taking Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) until you feel fully awake.

After you stop taking a sleep medicine, you may have symptoms for 1 or 2 days such as: tiredness, trouble sleeping, nausea, flushing, lightheadedness, uncontrolled crying, vomiting, stomach cramps, panic attack, nervousness, and stomach area pain.

These are not all the side effects of Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) . Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

How should I store Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) ?

  • Store Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) in an upright position at 59 °F to 86 °F (15 °C to 30 °C).
  • Do not freeze.
  • Avoid prolonged product exposure above 86 °F (30 °C).
  • The child-resistant container should be thrown away when the 60 sprays have been used.

Keep Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) and all medicines out of reach of children.

General Information about Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray)

  • Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide.
  • Do not use Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) for a condition for which it was not prescribed.
  • Do not share Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) with other people, even if you think they may have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them and it is against the law.

This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) . If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. You can ask your doctor or pharmacist for information about Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) that is written for healthcare professionals. For more information about Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) , call 1-800-XXX-XXXX.

What are the ingredients in Zolpimist?

Active Ingredient: Zolpidem tartrate

Inactive Ingredients: artificial cherry flavor, benzoic acid, citric acid monohydrate, hydrochloric acid, neotame, propylene glycol, and purified water.

This Medication Guide has been approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Patient Instructions for Use

Zolpimist
(zolpidem tartrate) Spray, Metered for Oral Use

Be sure to carefully read, understand, and follow these instructions so that you use Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) the right way. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about how to use Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) .

Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate) Spray, Metered for Oral Use - illustration

Priming:

Before you use Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) for the first time or if you have not used Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) for 14 days, you will need to prime the pump (Steps 1-6). Otherwise go directly to Step 7.

To prime the pump:

  1. Line up the arrows on the child-resistant cap and base (see Figure 1).
  2. Squeeze the cap at arrows (see Figure 2).
  3. Pull the cap and base to separate (see Figure 3).
  4. Remove the clear protective cap from the pump (see Figure 4).
  5. Hold the container upright. Point the black spray opening in a safe direction away from your face and other people. Fully press down on the pump with your forefinger. Release the pump and let the pump return to the starting position.
  6. Follow step 5 and press down on the pump 4 more times. You should see a fine spray. Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) is now ready to use. Now go directly to Step 11.
    Taking a dose of Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) :
    • If you are using Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) for the first time or you have not used Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) for 14 days, you will need to prime the pump (Steps 1-6). Otherwise, there is no need to prime the pump.
    • Take Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) exactly as prescribed. Do not take more Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) than prescribed for you. Your doctor will tell you whether to take 1 or 2 sprays of Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) .
    • Take Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) right before you get into bed.
    • Do not take Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) unless you are able to stay in bed a full night (7-8 hours) before you must be active again.
  7. Line up the arrows on the child-resistant cap and base (see Figure 1).
  8. Squeeze the cap at arrows (see Figure 2).
  9. Pull the cap and base to separate (see Figure 3).
  10. Remove the clear protective cap from the pump (see Figure 4).
  11. Hold the container upright with the black spray opening pointed directly into your mouth. Fully press down on the pump to make sure that a full dose of Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) is sprayed directly into your open mouth over your tongue (see Figure 5).
  12. Let the pump return to the starting position. If your doctor prescribed only one spray of Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) (5 mg dose), go directly to Step 14.
  13. If your doctor prescribes a second spray of Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) (10 mg dose), repeat Step 11.
  14. Put the clear protective cap back over the pump at the top of the child-resistant base after each use (see Figure 6).
  15. Snap the child-resistant cap back onto the base and rotate the child-resistant cap and the child-resistant base so that the arrows are not lined up (see Figure 7).
  16. The child-resistant container should be thrown away when the 60 sprays have been used.

Patient Instructions for Use - Illustration

 

There are no special requirements for cleaning and maintaining Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) . Professional assistance regarding questions about product performance or use can be obtained by calling 1800-XXX-XXXX.

See Medication Guide section “How should I store Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) ?” for instructions about how to store Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) .

Last reviewed on RxList: 2/23/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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