From Pharmacy Drug Guide
Ambien® is a prescription medication used for the short-term treatment of insomnia. Ambien® free samples are provided by Sanofi directly to physicians, who can then share them with patients as appropriate. Samples of Ambien®, and Ambien CR, an extended release formulation, allow patients to try Ambien's effectiveness before purchasing the medication.
|Chemical name||Zolpidem tartrate|
|Brought to market||1992|
|Administration||The information provided by PharmacyDrugGuide is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Do not take any action based on the information on this page without consulting a physician.|
How to Get Ambien Free Samples
Free samples are available for both Ambien® and Ambien CR. Please note that some healthcare insurance providers may only cover the prescription for regular Ambien® due to the fact that Ambien CR is more expensive.
- Patients who are prescribed Ambien CR may be able to find printable coupons on the official drug website from time to time. For example, the manufacturer has offered a free 4-night supply of the drug via online coupon. If coupons are available, they may be printed and taken to a patient's doctor for the free samples. Registration may be required to access coupons on the Ambien CR site.
- Free Ambien® samples may also be available through a local pharmacy for those patients who already have a prescription for the medication. Patients interested in free samples can ask their pharmacist when they go to fill their prescription.
- Additional savings for Ambien® and AmbienCR may also be available in the form of Ambien coupons or a Patient Assistant Program offered by Sanofi.
Ambien Side Effects: The Science of Sleep Medication
Ambien® is the brand name for zolpidem tartrate, a prescription sleep aid first introduced on the market in 1992. Ambien® and Ambien CR, the newer and more expensive form of the drug, are manufactured by Sanofi. The drug is recommended for those that can devote a full 7 to 8 hours to sleep. Common side effects associated with Ambien® include, but are not limited to:
- Headache or muscle pain
- Blurred vision
- Daytime drowsiness, dizziness, and weakness
- Lack of coordination
- Vivid or abnormal dreams
Ambien® should not be used by women who are pregnant or nursing. When taken by children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Ambien® has been known to cause hallucinations and adverse nervous system effects.