Within 30 minutes of taking Ambien, it hits its peak blood concentration. In other words, it takes effect very quickly. The half life, or the time it takes for the medication to decrease by half, is 1.5 hours. However, the effects of the medication may last up to 8 hours after use.
AMBIEN (Zolpidem) 10mg
Zolpidem, sold under the brand name Ambien, among others, is a medication primarily used for the short term treatment of sleeping problems.