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Zolpidem Tartrate 7.5 mg Capsules provide an additional dosing option to help patients with insomnia fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer compared with placebo.12

Sleep parameters

In a clinical study comparing the effects of another 7.5 mg zolpidem dose with placebo, patients experienced decreased sleep latency, increased sleep efficiency, and increased sleep maintenance.2

VariablePlacebo
(n=102)
Zolpidem 7.5 mg
(n=102)
Mean sleep latency (minutes)
Polysomnography27.1 ± 2.6*17.0 ± 1.4
(P<0.001)
Patient assessment28.8 ± 3.018.9 ± 1.2
(P=0.009)*
Sleep efficiency
(measured by polysomnography)
87.8 ± 3.091.7 ± 0.7
(P<0.001)
Sleep maintenance
(measured by polysomnography)
Number of awakenings6.7 ± 0.45.0 ± 0.3
(P=0.004)
Wake time during sleep (minutes)31.4 ± 3.121.2 ± 2.4
(P=0.004)

The 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, and 20 mg zolpidem results, along with overall P values, have been removed from the original version of this table. To view the original table, see Roth T, Roehrs T, Vogel G. Sleep. 1995;18(4):246-251.

*Data were unavailable for 1 patient.
Compared with placebo.
Sleep efficiency=total time asleep/time in bed.

Next-day performance and alertness

In the same clinical study comparing the effects of another 7.5 mg zolpidem dose with placebo, next-day performance test scores showed no statistically significant differences.2

VariablePlacebo
(n=102)
Zolpidem 7.5 mg
(n=102)
Digit Symbol Substitution Test53.9 ± 1.654.3 ± 1.3
Symbol Copying Test121.1 ± 2.7119.1 ± 2.5
Ability to concentrate§1.9 ± 0.11.8 ± 0.1
Morning sleepiness69.0 ± 2.364.0 ± 2.5
Daytime sleepiness||39.2%31.0%
Drugged feeling**85.6 ± 1.985.2 ± 2.0

The 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, and 20 mg zolpidem results, along with overall P values, have been removed from the original version of this table. To view the original table, see Roth T, Roehrs T, Vogel G. Sleep. 1995;18(4):246-251.

§1=excellent, 2=very good, 3=fair, 4=poor.
Not at all sleepy, 100=very sleepy.
||Percent responding yes.
**0=very drugged, 100=not at all drugged.

In another study, there was a small but statistically significant decrease in performance of the Digit Symbol Substitution Test compared with placebo.1

Prescribing Zolpidem Tartrate 7.5 mg Capsules1

  • Zolpidem Tartrate Capsules are only available in a 7.5 mg dose strength. Use another zolpidem tartrate product for 5 mg and 10 mg doses. Use the lowest effective dose for the patient
  • In both males and females: If a 5 mg nightly dose of another zolpidem tartrate immediate-release product is not effective, the zolpidem tartrate dosage may be increased to Zolpidem Tartrate 7.5 mg Capsules once nightly or 10 mg once nightly of another zolpidem tartrate immediate-release product. The maximum recommended dosage of zolpidem tartrate immediate-release is 10 mg once nightly
  • Zolpidem Tartrate 7.5 mg Capsules should not be taken with or immediately after a meal
  • Avoid use of Zolpidem Tartrate 7.5 mg Capsules in geriatric patients

For additional dosage, administration, and safety information about Zolpidem Tartrate 7.5 mg Capsules, click here for the Full Prescribing Information.

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References:

  1. Zolpidem Tartrate Capsules. Prescribing information. Almatica Pharma LLC; 2023.
  2. Roth T, Roehrs T, Vogel G. Zolpidem in the treatment of transient insomnia: a double-blind, randomized comparison with placebo. Sleep. 1995;18(4):246-251. (The zolpidem capsules administered during the Roth study are not Almatica products.)