DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
The dose of Edluar should be individualized.
Dosage in adults
The recommended dose for Edluar for adults is 10 mg once daily immediately before bedtime. The total Edluar daily dose should not exceed 10 mg.
Elderly or debilitated patients may be especially sensitive to the effects of zolpidem tartrate. Patients with hepatic insufficiency do not clear the drug as rapidly as normal subjects. The recommended dose of Edluar in both of these patient populations is 5 mg once daily immediately before bedtime [ see Warnings and Precautions (5.6) ].
Use with CNS depressants
Dosage adjustment may be necessary when Edluar is combined with other CNS-depressant drugs because of the potentially additive effects [ see Warnings and Precautions (5.5) ].
The effect of Edluar may be slowed by ingestion with or immediately after a meal. Edluar should not be given with or immediately after a meal.
Edluar sublingual tablet should be placed under the tongue, where it will disintegrate. The tablet should not be swallowed and the tablet should not be taken with water.
DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS
Edluar is available in 5 mg and 10 mg strength tablets for sublingual administration. Tablets are not scored.
Edluar 5 mg sublingual tablets are round white, flat-faced, bevel-edged, with debossed V on one side.
Edluar 10 mg sublingual tablets are round white, flat-faced, bevel-edged, with debossed X on one side.