The medication is not approved for children below 18 years of age. It is advisable to take the pills precisely as prescribed by your doctor. People should not use the medication for longer than prescribed as it is habit-forming. Ambien causes dependence, thus leading to abuse and addiction.
The most common Ambien side effects include next-day drowsiness, headache, lightheadedness, and dizziness. It may also cause complex sleep behaviors such as sleep-driving, sleep-walking, and engaging in other activities while sleeping. Ambien works for a full night sleep of at least 7-8 hours. So it is advisable not to take medicine if you don’t have that much time to stay asleep.