• If ambien
is used daily for more than a few weeks, abrupt discontinuation is not recommended or you could have unpleasant withdrawal
symptoms. Ask your doctor how to avoid withdrawal
symptoms when you stop using the medicine.
• Immediate-release ambien
is used to help you fall asleep. The extended-release form, ambien
CR, has a first layer that dissolves quickly to help you fall asleep, and a second layer that dissolves slowly to help you stay asleep.