It is 2 o'clock in the morning and I still cannot fall asleep! I hate insomnia and its difficulties in my sleep initiation.
And I will make sure she swallows her pill whole with a full glass of water!
I understand that I will not take my pill with food or immediately after a meal!
Zolpidem is a short-acting hypnotic with therapeutic effects of sedation and induction of sleep. I am prescribing your daughter with 5mg at bedtime since she is a female and to help prevent the effect of daytime drowsiness the next day. Dizziness and abnormal thinking are also side effects. Decreasing the amount of stimuli around her before she goes to bed may help as well.
I am so happy she was able to fall asleep earlier tonight.
Reference: Lilley, R. A., Collins, S. R., & Snyder, J. S. (2017) Pharmacology and the nursing process (8th ed.). St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier.
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