Prescription Sleeping Pills
Classes: Zolpidem, Eszopiclone, Ramelteon, Triazolam, Zaleplon
Examples: Ambien, Lunesta, Rozerem, Halcion, Sonata
Short-term Symptoms: sleepiness (may carry into next day), increased appetite, decreased sex drive, poor coordination and balance, headaches, cold-like symptoms, dizziness, heart burn.
Long-term Symptoms: memory loss, hallucinations, delusions, increased impulsivity.
Use Caution with: alcohol, certain foods (grapefruit, high-fat foods); individuals with history of depression, kidney, liver, or respiratory problems.
Please note: this information is not intended to provide medical advice or take the place of speaking with a health professional. Always speak with your doctor about any questions regarding any prescription or over-the-counter medications.