This commercial opens to a dark scene of a couple in bed, not being able to sleep. The wife is sitting up while a lamp animates and shines in her face. The husband is face down in his pill, eyes wide open. He gets up and is immediately attacked by two swinging lamps shining in his face. He puts his arms up in self defense. Exasperated, he pulls the red covers over his head. We cut to a screen showing the Ambien logo. The "CR" descends to join it. It says "Zolpidem Tartrate Extended release" under it, then some about the dosage and "Available by prescription only". This shot shifts to a shot of the couple in bed with a giant pill hovering over them. The pill dissolves and sprinkles it's fine powder over the bed, changing the color of the bedspread to match the yellow (first layer) then then white (second). It says "Effective up to 7 hours in clinical studies." under the bed now. Next is a shot of some city high-rises with lights on, the light all start going out. There's a quarter moon in the corner too. A message at the bottom of the screen echoes the voice-over, "Can be taken for as long as your provider recommends." We then see a couple close-shots of wife, then husband sleeping peacefully. In a wide shot of the bed, the annoying lamps are no longer moving or shining their light in the faces of the restful couple. Now we see shots of the wife waking up with a big smile on her face. It says "See our ad in Cooking Light" at the bottom of the screen. She gets up and stretches her arms. The husband also rises, smiling. It says "Individual results may vary" now. She playfully messes with his hair. Now, some shots of them getting ready to go out for the day, happy and well-rested. As they walk out of their home, you can see that they actually have a white picket fence. I'm not making this up. They kiss, but not on the lips. She waves in a rather noncommittal way. The exit shot is a yellow-background with the full Ambien CR logo. The slogan "A good night's sleep from start to finish." is shown. Also, "1-877-4 AMBIEN CR", "AmbienCR.com" and "sanofi aventis"
Some of us need help falling asleep. Even more of us need help staying asleep. A lot of us need help with both problems. But a good night's sleep doesn't have to be an on-off thing anymore. From the makers of the most prescribed name in sleep medicine, comes controlled-release formula, Ambien CR. It's the only one with two layers of sleep-relief. The first dissolves quickly to help you fall asleep fast. Plus, unlike other sleep medications, there's a second layer. It dissolves slowly to help you stay asleep. Ambien CR is a treatment option you and your health care provider can consider along with lifestyle changes. And, can be taken for as long as your provider recommends. Until you know how Ambien CR will affect you, you shouldn't drive or operate machinery. Be sure you're able to devote seven to eight hours to sleep before being active again. Side-effects may include next-day drowsiness, dizziness and headache. It's non-narcotic. However, like most sleep medicines, it has some risk of dependency. Don't take it with alcohol. So, ask your health care provider about controlled-release formula, Ambien CR. Remember, CR for a good night's sleep from start to finish.
posted 5-Dec-2007 2:40am After I saw the ad I ordered Ambien CR from my doctor and the pill actually did what the commercial said it would do: I went to sleep fast and I stayed asleep getting at least 7hrs. sleep. I felt terrific the next day. Thanks.
posted 17-Feb-2008 11:41pm People do not order drugs from their doctor. Your doctor prescribes you medications that you then get filled at a pharmacy.
posted 26-Feb-2008 8:37am I have not tried Ambien CR yet, but am very interested, seeing that I do not get enough sleep at night. This comment is to the person who is being obnoxious about someone stating they ordered Ambien CR from his or her doctor, it is really not that serious, maybe you should try Ambien CR so that you will not be so ANAL.
posted 26-Oct-2008 10:12am Ambien = Death You are already sleeping. WAKE UP! This drug should be off the market!
posted 18-Jul-2011 7:05am Ambien has HORRIBLE long term side effects and changes your personality alot the longer your on it. Nasty drug really
posted 4-Mar-2012 4:21pm Of course if you really are going to be departing as planned you've got no problems.
posted 19-Oct-2012 9:55am Heather AI've had severe imnonsia for about 4 years now, and I've tried numerous things to help with it. For a long while my doctor had me on Ambien CR, which DID help me sleep, BUT my body grew overly dependent on it, and it became a problem. I would try that if you haven't already, but be careful with it. Lately, my imnonsia has slowed up a bit and I'm now just taking sleep aid capsules, just the walgreens brand or whatever store brand is there (also, melatonin tablets might help you a bit), and I sleep with a small fan on. The sound REALLY helps me sleep, its the difference of night and day. Maybe go to target or walmart and get a small fan and have it on during the night. The constant noise of the airflow knocks me right out. Either way, I feel for you, its no fun. As for the worrying thing, I'm right there with you on that too. I've got a major problem with that, and it's hard to deal with. Theres nothing much I can personally do for you, but my advice would be to take it one day at a time. There is nothing you can do to change the future. Just trust that in the end, everything will be ok. Try writing. That really helps me.If you need someone to talk to, you can e-mail me. Talkin helps lots.Good luck!References :
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