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LisaA
OK Kids, here is the online for to report to the FDA about these serious side effects!
https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/medwatch/index.cfm?action=consumer.reporting1
I'm perfectly healthy, and these side effects made me so ill I haven't been able to work for a week!
What would this generic version do to someone with a medical condition?!
Save a life!! Report Torrent Pharmaceuticals in India as a dangerous drug!!

LisaA
Ambien "peach color" by Torrent - severe nerve pain reaction for over a week!!
Ambien white pills - taken 5 years with no side effects.
Ambien "peach" pills by Torrent - severe nerve pain, terrible swelling in hands & arms, unable to work, pain 9+ (gasping,) my right side is not recovering!! This after taking only 2 days!!
April 29, 2015
Plus too dizzy to stand up on 2nd day of this medication!
After 7 days my hands are just starting to be un-swolen!
Someone needs to put these Torrent folks in jail and start a class-action lawsuit!!

LisaA
"White tablet" Ambien vs "Orange tablet" Ambien: any difference?
I have occasionally taken Ambien for long overseas flights, for several years. No side effects.
THIS time, however, I immediately developed severe joint pain - unable to do my job!!
Any chance there's a difference in formulation of the old "White tablet" Ambien vs "Orange tablet" Ambien?

agsmith008
I TAKE 12 AMBIEN PILLS A NIGHT, AND THATS NOT ALL...
Ambien(Zolpidem) is a hell of a drug. It is very effective in getting you to sleep in a matter of 10-15 minutes. In my opinion, this is a wonder drug for people who just cant seem to fall asleep.
There are a few downsides to taking this drug which include but or not limited to: sleepwalking, sleep driving, sleep sex, sleep cooking, mild euphoria, mild hallucinations, and amnesia among many others. The side effects I mentioned are the most common while taking Ambien and they seem to subside the longer you take it. This brings me to one of the harshest part of taking this drug, even though it is highly effective, it also is also very addictive and you WILL develop a tolerance to it very quickly if you continue using the drug for more than the recommended treatment of about 6 weeks. I have been using this drug everyday for the past 5 years. The recommended dosage for a patient is one 10mg pill 15-30 min before bedtime. I am up to 12 pills of Ambien along with 450mg of Seroquel (which is atypical antipsychotic drug that may cause sedation in some people) and 2-3mg of Xanax at bedtime.
This hypnotic cocktail would make most people gasp just reading the very high dosage and different drugs to try and help me fall asleep, but to me, its just another night of trying to get some sleep, because as extreme as it seems, sometimes the cocktail doesn't do the trick and I may lay awake for hours. If you are ever on any of these drugs and you feel you need more and more to do the trick, please tell your doctor right away.

spamryan
3 dui's off ambien
never drank much my whole life and no trouble with drugs or the law.....
but when the financial crisis of 08 happened...the progressive disease reared its ugly head.
I got 3 DUI's in 6 months in Santa Monica, all released on my own bail. The worst part is I don't remember one and on one I only blew a .02...no joke.
They are a bad mix....stay away

TORRENT PHARM generic of ambien is dangerous
AMBIEN GENERIC MEDS exCHANGED... BAD SIDE EFFECTS... I EXPECTED tO SUFFER A SLEEPLESS MONTH
I have been getting a generic for AMBIEN called ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE made by QUALITIES PHARM w/no problems for over 5 years. This week RITE AID gave me the generic of ambien for zolpidem tartrate DISTRIBUTED by TORRENT PHARM. This pill is yellow. The one i always took was white. 20 minutes after taking pill i had cotton mouth; then i had severe acid reflex reaction; then i had a headache pain on one side of my brain. This is a sleeping pill but i never slept. i was sick and spent the night trying to figure out what was different in this generic beside the color. While researching the INACTIVE INGREDIENTS section online for all generics, when clicking on TORRENT PHARM inactive ingredients i took me to unrelated ad to buy something or a page that said ERROR/could not be loaded. It took quite a bit of research to find out what the inactiive ingredients were. TORRENT PHARM. is using FERRIL OXIDE RED also know as red iron rust as their inactive ingredient.. something while research online others are allergic to. Because ambien is a controlled substance RITE AID could do nothing once they handed me this new generic for the first time in over 5 years without my consent or my doctors and now they say i am stuck with this toxic ambien for a month...meaning no sleep for me. i must suffer the pharmacies choice. i have another sleepless night to research this and hear your input
humwit bone
January 20, 2015
you got screwed. you need to see your Dr's boss.

Mark
Sleep Walking
My wife found me in the car, in the driveway, in my underwear.... keys in the ignition... I have NO idea how I got there.. NO MORE AMBIEN FOR ME!!!

quelex
Modafinil and Ambien
I took both at the same time with a bottle of wine - feel fab, so relaxed but not tired.

sam
ambien and sore mouth
Sore mouth after starting this drug, but, best sleep aid there is for me
Chris
August 3, 2014

I never had a sore mouth while taking it, but now after a week of stopping OMGsh my mouth and all my teeth hurt!

PJ
Extreme (Dangerous) Sleepiness
I took a Zyrtec tablet about 5:00 pm then a Zolpidem (generic Ambien) at 9:15. Great night of sleeping, but was able to get only just under 7 hours. Suffered extreme tiredness and irritability all day and will NEVER take these two drugs together again. I just didn't think about an interaction.

I had to drive 60 minutes each way to work and the drive home was scary. I probably shouldn't have done it.

Couldn't figure out why the Zolpidem had this effect on me, then I realized I'd taken a Zyrtec as well.

DO NOT DO THIS!
November 12, 2014
Intense sleepiness and nosebleeds

Patient concerns with Ambien

We found 180,486 discussions
LisaA
OK Kids, here is the online for to report to the FDA about these serious side effects!
https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/medwatch/index.cfm?action=consumer.reporting1
I'm perfectly healthy, and these side effects made me so ill I haven't been able to work for a week!
What would this generic version do to someone with a medical condition?!
Save a life!! Report Torrent Pharmaceuticals in India as a dangerous drug!!

LisaA
Ambien "peach color" by Torrent - severe nerve pain reaction for over a week!!
Ambien white pills - taken 5 years with no side effects.
Ambien "peach" pills by Torrent - severe nerve pain, terrible swelling in hands & arms, unable to work, pain 9+ (gasping,) my right side is not recovering!! This after taking only 2 days!!
April 29, 2015
Plus too dizzy to stand up on 2nd day of this medication!
After 7 days my hands are just starting to be un-swolen!
Someone needs to put these Torrent folks in jail and start a class-action lawsuit!!

LisaA
"White tablet" Ambien vs "Orange tablet" Ambien: any difference?
I have occasionally taken Ambien for long overseas flights, for several years. No side effects.
THIS time, however, I immediately developed severe joint pain - unable to do my job!!
Any chance there's a difference in formulation of the old "White tablet" Ambien vs "Orange tablet" Ambien?

agsmith008
I TAKE 12 AMBIEN PILLS A NIGHT, AND THATS NOT ALL...
Ambien(Zolpidem) is a hell of a drug. It is very effective in getting you to sleep in a matter of 10-15 minutes. In my opinion, this is a wonder drug for people who just cant seem to fall asleep.
There are a few downsides to taking this drug which include but or not limited to: sleepwalking, sleep driving, sleep sex, sleep cooking, mild euphoria, mild hallucinations, and amnesia among many others. The side effects I mentioned are the most common while taking Ambien and they seem to subside the longer you take it. This brings me to one of the harshest part of taking this drug, even though it is highly effective, it also is also very addictive and you WILL develop a tolerance to it very quickly if you continue using the drug for more than the recommended treatment of about 6 weeks. I have been using this drug everyday for the past 5 years. The recommended dosage for a patient is one 10mg pill 15-30 min before bedtime. I am up to 12 pills of Ambien along with 450mg of Seroquel (which is atypical antipsychotic drug that may cause sedation in some people) and 2-3mg of Xanax at bedtime.
This hypnotic cocktail would make most people gasp just reading the very high dosage and different drugs to try and help me fall asleep, but to me, its just another night of trying to get some sleep, because as extreme as it seems, sometimes the cocktail doesn't do the trick and I may lay awake for hours. If you are ever on any of these drugs and you feel you need more and more to do the trick, please tell your doctor right away.

spamryan
3 dui's off ambien
never drank much my whole life and no trouble with drugs or the law.....
but when the financial crisis of 08 happened...the progressive disease reared its ugly head.
I got 3 DUI's in 6 months in Santa Monica, all released on my own bail. The worst part is I don't remember one and on one I only blew a .02...no joke.
They are a bad mix....stay away

TORRENT PHARM generic of ambien is dangerous
AMBIEN GENERIC MEDS exCHANGED... BAD SIDE EFFECTS... I EXPECTED tO SUFFER A SLEEPLESS MONTH
I have been getting a generic for AMBIEN called ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE made by QUALITIES PHARM w/no problems for over 5 years. This week RITE AID gave me the generic of ambien for zolpidem tartrate DISTRIBUTED by TORRENT PHARM. This pill is yellow. The one i always took was white. 20 minutes after taking pill i had cotton mouth; then i had severe acid reflex reaction; then i had a headache pain on one side of my brain. This is a sleeping pill but i never slept. i was sick and spent the night trying to figure out what was different in this generic beside the color. While researching the INACTIVE INGREDIENTS section online for all generics, when clicking on TORRENT PHARM inactive ingredients i took me to unrelated ad to buy something or a page that said ERROR/could not be loaded. It took quite a bit of research to find out what the inactiive ingredients were. TORRENT PHARM. is using FERRIL OXIDE RED also know as red iron rust as their inactive ingredient.. something while research online others are allergic to. Because ambien is a controlled substance RITE AID could do nothing once they handed me this new generic for the first time in over 5 years without my consent or my doctors and now they say i am stuck with this toxic ambien for a month...meaning no sleep for me. i must suffer the pharmacies choice. i have another sleepless night to research this and hear your input
humwit bone
January 20, 2015
you got screwed. you need to see your Dr's boss.

Mark
Sleep Walking
My wife found me in the car, in the driveway, in my underwear.... keys in the ignition... I have NO idea how I got there.. NO MORE AMBIEN FOR ME!!!

quelex
Modafinil and Ambien
I took both at the same time with a bottle of wine - feel fab, so relaxed but not tired.

sam
ambien and sore mouth
Sore mouth after starting this drug, but, best sleep aid there is for me
Chris
August 3, 2014

I never had a sore mouth while taking it, but now after a week of stopping OMGsh my mouth and all my teeth hurt!

PJ
Extreme (Dangerous) Sleepiness
I took a Zyrtec tablet about 5:00 pm then a Zolpidem (generic Ambien) at 9:15. Great night of sleeping, but was able to get only just under 7 hours. Suffered extreme tiredness and irritability all day and will NEVER take these two drugs together again. I just didn't think about an interaction.

I had to drive 60 minutes each way to work and the drive home was scary. I probably shouldn't have done it.

Couldn't figure out why the Zolpidem had this effect on me, then I realized I'd taken a Zyrtec as well.

DO NOT DO THIS!
November 12, 2014
Intense sleepiness and nosebleeds

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