Only a doctor can prescribe ZolpiMist. The recommended initial dose is 5 mg for women and either 5 or 10 mg for men, taken only once per night immediately before bedtime with at least 7-8 hours remaining before the planned time of awakening. Take ZolpiMist right before you get into bed. Your doctor will choose the best starting dose for you.
ZolpiMist (zolpidem tartrate) Oral Spray is indicated for the short-term treatment of insomnia characterized by difficulties with sleep initiation. Zolpidem tartrate has been shown to decrease sleep latency for up to 35 days in controlled clinical studies. The clinical trials performed in support of efficacy were 4-5 weeks in duration with the final formal assessments of sleep latency performed at the end of treatment.
Complex sleep behaviors including sleep-walking, sleep-driving, and engaging in other activities while not fully awake may occur following use of ZolpiMist. Some of these events may result in serious injuries, including death. Discontinue ZolpiMist immediately if a patient experiences a complex sleep behavior.