Ambien CR (zolpidem tartrate) is a sedative-hypnotic drug used to treat patients with insomnia and other problems with sleeping like maintaining sleep. The CR means extended release. Ambien CR is available in generic form. Home › Conditions › Insomnia › Zolpidem Extended-Release Tablets › MedFacts. Zolpidem Extended-Release Tablets. Generic Name: Zolpidem Extended-Release Tablets (zole PI dem) Brand Name: Ambien CR. Results 1 - 10 - Drug Identifier Results for Zolpidem extended release . Click on an image or generic/brand name to search for information about the drug in our.