Take Ambien exactly as prescribed. Do not take more Ambien than prescribed.
Take Ambien right before you get in bed, not sooner. Only take Ambien if you can get a full night's sleep (at least 7 hours).
Ambien may be prescribed in the form of a tablet or an extended-release tablet to be taken by mouth. Swallow the extended release tablets whole. Ambien may also come in the form of an oral spray or a tablet to place under the tongue.
Your prescription of Ambien should come with a medication guide. Be sure to look over the guide before taking Ambien. If the medication guide is not included with your prescription be sure to contact your doctor or pharmacist.