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I was given a prescription,(narrow pill} with a 3 or E on

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I was given a prescription,(narrow white pill} with a 3 or E on one side and 79 on the other side. The label says Zolpidem Tartrate 10 MG tab. Is this the sleeping pill equivilant or same as Ambien. Also on the bottom of the label is word Northstar RX. Please advise. Also is 10 mg the strongest you can get?
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: Lisinopril 40 MG tablets, one a day. I am not allergic to any medications..
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have trigeminal neuralgia on mainly the right of my face.
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 12 months ago.

Hello from JustAnswer.

Yes, this is a generic pill of zolpidem that is the generic equivalent of Ambien. The first imprint is an E. The Northstar refers to the generic drug manufacturer.

Yes, the 10 mg is the highest strength that is available.

If I can provide any additional information, please let me know.

Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 12 months ago.

Please let me know if I can provide any further assistance.