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Zolpidem sublingual tablets are licensed to treat two types of insomnia. The tablets dissolve under the tongue and should only be used once per night. Nausea, headaches, and fatigue are some of the drug's possible side effects.

What Are Zolpidem Sublingual Tablets?

The zolpidem sublingual tablet (Edluar®Intermezzo®) is a prescription medication approved for the treatment of insomnia. Intermezzo is specifically designed for people who wake up in the middle of the night and have difficulty falling back asleep, whereas Edluar is meant for people who have trouble falling asleep at bedtime.
 
This medicine contains the same active ingredient as Ambien® and Ambien CR®, except it comes in the form of a fast-acting sublingual tablet.
 
Like many other sleep medications, zolpidem sublingual tablets are a controlled substance and have the potential for abuse.
 
(Click What Is Zolpidem Sublingual Tablet Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)
 

Are There Side Effects?

Just like any medicine, zolpidem sublingual tablets may cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
 
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
Common zolpidem sublingual tablet side effects include but are not limited to:
 
 
(Click Side Effects of Zolpidem Sublingual Tablet to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 
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