Zolpidem oral tablet is available as both generic and brand-name drugs. Brand names: Ambien (immediate-release tablet), Ambien CR (extended-release. Feb 13, - FDA has informed the manufacturers that the recommended dose of zolpidem for women should be lowered from 10 mg to 5 mg for immediate-release products (Ambien, Edluar, and Zolpimist) and from mg to mg for extended-release products (Ambien CR). Detailed dosage guidelines and administration information for Ambien (zolpidem tartrate). Includes dose adjustments, warnings and precautions.