Ambien is a medication that is prescribed for the treatment of insomnia. Ambien is available as tablets and as a liquid form. It is also available in a form that can be injected into the body.
Ambien belongs to the class of medications known as benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines are often used to treat anxiety and sleep problems. Ambien works by decreasing activity in the brain regions responsible for anxiety and sleepiness.