Ever since Ambien was released to the market a decade ago, there have been people questioning whether or not it is a safe product for use in the long term. Each and every time the controversy has been brought up, there has been evidence provided by the manufacturer to show that indeed Ambien is completely safe. However – the doubts still haven’t been put to rest. Let us find out the truth for ourselves. Ambien has been Around for Years The first thing you need to realize about Ambien is that it has been used for a number of years – throughout a number of countries – with millions of people. No severe side effects have been reported from taking Ambien, if you take the doses recommended by physicians. This clearly illustrates that the safety profile of the drug is second to none.
Is Ambien Safe?
The safety record described above has caused some people to question why it is that Ambien is safe, whilst many other sleeping drugs and pills are relatively dangerous in comparison. The answer may in fact lie in the details of the active ingredient. The active ingredient in Ambien is Zolpidem Tartarate – which is a chemical compound synthesised in a lab.
Unlike many other sleeping drugs however – Ambien does not cause direct sedation – but instead allows you to relax, stay calm, and in essence – improve your mood.
Combined – these effects have the following flow on benefits:
Improvement in mood which could lead to an improvement in stress levels
No sedation means that if you need to be awake whilst taking Ambien – you will not be generally impaired
Whilst the drug does cross the blood / brain barrier – the effects on blood chemistry are minimal
Once again – each of these points backs up the legitimacy of Ambien for use in people who are unable to sleep – even in the long term. Whilst many physicians try to recommend that you only take Ambien for a short period of time (and we are certainly not arguing that this is a valid point) – we have just proven that the safety of the drug over the long term is absolutely stellar – and backed up by a huge amount of clinical research.