Side Effects of Ambien

Warning: Impairment from sleep drugs can be present despite feeling fully awake.

You may still feel drowsy the next day after taking Ambien. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery or take part in anything that requires alertness after taking Ambien until you are certain you are alert.

The most common side effects of Ambien are:

  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • diarrhea
  • "drugged feelings"

Some people experience symptoms such as trouble sleeping, nausea, flushing, lightheadedness, uncontrolled crying, vomiting, stomach cramps, panic attack, nervousness, and stomach area pain after stopping sleep medicine. This may last a couple days. 

This is not a complete list of Ambien side effects.  Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.