Ambien 5 mg belongs to a class of drugs called sedative-hypnotics that is used for the short-term treatment of insomnia characterized by difficulties with sleep initiation in adults. While taking this medicine, this medicine acts on your brain to produce a calming effect that helps you to fall asleep faster. The generic name of Ambien is Zolpidem Tartrate. Ambien is available in two strength tablets, i.e., 5 mg and 10 mg; supplied by Torrent Pharmaceuticals. The form of Ambien 5 mg is a red capsule (with Logo debossed on one side and “5MG” on the other) that contains FD&C Red No. 40, iron oxide colorant, and polysorbate 80. The doctor’s recommended initial dose is 5 mg for women and either 5 or 10 mg for men. However, if the 5 mg dose is not effective then the dose can be increased to 10 mg for both men and women. It is taken only once a night, immediately before bedtime with at least 7-8 hours remaining before the time you are planning to awake, so you can get a better night’s rest. Common side effects of Ambien 5 mg include daytime drowsiness, dizziness, weakness, tiredness, dry mouth, constipation, insomnia, headache, confusion, etc.