Dangers of Taking Ambien
Ambien is the brand name of a generic drug called zolpidem, prescribed to treat sleep disorders where a patient has trouble falling or staying asleep. This insomnia treatment is classified as a sedative-hypnotic, and it’s available in general variations. It is also available as an extended-release drug. Ambien is one of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the U.S., and it’s the leading prescription sleep aid.
Ambien works by binding to specific GABA receptors in the brain. GABA is a calming neurotransmitter, so, taking Ambien calms the neural activity in the brain, allowing the person to relax and fall asleep. It works similarly to benzodiazepines like Xanax, but it binds to only specific GABA receptors. Benzos, on the other hand, don’t discriminate when binding to the GABA receptors.
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