Will there be any severe side effects or will just maybe hit me different? I don’t want to psych out and get all anxious about it so help! Please!
Zolpidem - I accidentally swallowed my nocte tablet tonight instead of letting it dissolve?
- 5 Dec 2018 by Ajmull
- 27 February 2019
- ambien, insomnia, zolpidem, side effect, tablet
Added 5 Dec 2018:
I am feeling normal as I would taking one before, I just don’t know the reasoning we are told not to swallow them if they seem (so far) to work the same. Or seeming to. Unless something bad is about to happen haha
Probably has to do with absorption time, if you let things dissolve they can be absorbed faster than if consumed as a solid generally. I wouldn't be to concerned as long as the dose is the same.
When you take a medication sublingually it gains faster and more direct access to your bloodstream via the many capillaries (small blood vessels) in the floor of your mouth. This leads to a faster and often increased therapeutic effect as compared to taking the medication orally (swallowing). Accidentally swallowing your sublingual tablet should not be dangerous because it won’t enhance absorption by going through your GI tract. If anything, it’s more likely you will get less of a dose in your bloodstream than if you had taken it as directed.
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