Because benzodiazepines and benzodiazepine-like agents are excreted in breast milk, zolpidem should not be administered to nursing mothers.
Effects on ability to drive
Zolpidem induces sleep. May impair responsiveness, impair concentration, and cause amnesia, especially at the start of treatment or after a dose increase. Also, it is possible that the drowsiness persists the morning after the administration of the medicine. It is not advisable to drive vehicles or operate machinery whose use requires special attention or concentration, until at least 8 hours have elapsed since taking the medication.
Daytime sleepiness, affective blunting, decreased alertness, confusion, fatigue, headache, dizziness, insomnia aggravated, amnesia, hallucination, agitation, nightmare, ataxia, vertigo, diplopia, depression, back pain, muscle weakness, diarrhoea, nausea , vomiting, abdominal pain, upper and lower respiratory tract infection, skin reactions.