Little white pill with 6949 and a v on it what is it

Not medical advice: White, capsule-shape pill with 6469 V imprint on it has been identified as Zolpidem tartrate 10 mg.

Zolpidem is a sedative, also called a hypnotic. It affects chemicals in your brain that may become unbalanced and cause sleep problems. Zolpidem is used to treat sleeping disorder such as insomnia.

As with all hypnotics, it is not recommended for long-term use and a course of treatment should not exceed four weeks. The drug is available in 5 mg and 10 mg strength tablets for oral administration.

In health buzz, getting enough sleep can be detrimental to your health, but that doesn't mean sleeping for too long is good for you either. According to a new study, sleeping for more than 10 hours or fewer than six could increase your risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity. Find out more at New York Daily News.

Updated on Friday, October 18 2013 at 12:36PM EDT
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