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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience in Psychiatry
Medication effects: Trazodone and Klonopin may cause insomnia. Klonopin may cause Depression, emotional lability, confusion. Ambien (zolpidem) may cause drugged feeling, ... Read More

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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Ambien (zolpidem): It should not interfere.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
44 years experience in Family Medicine
Sleepy not sneezy?: Ambien (zolpidem) will help you sleep; Claritin d will help with nasal allergy symptoms, but sometimes can cause restlessness and difficulty sleeping.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Unsafe & addictive: Might be life threatening. If u or somebody u know have been taking it, call 911. Otherwise my advice: stay away from it.
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A 69-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weinstock
23 years experience in Psychiatry
Ambien (zolpidem): Ambien (zolpidem) can cause dependnece, though its potential for creating addiction is fairly low. Many people confuse addiction with physical depende ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
51 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: For many people it can be addictive. For others it's fine.
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A 85-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox answered
13 years experience in Psychiatry
Insomnia: Withdrawal symptoms are typically the opposite of what the medication is intended to do. You may have insomnia if you stop Lunesta (eszopiclone) abru ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Blixt
23 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Yes: Ativan (lorazepam) is a benzodiazipine, this class of meds can be addicting, even small doses used over an extended period of time can be very difficu ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience in Psychiatry
They slow: The activity of the brain which promotes sleep.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience in Addiction Medicine
GET HELP NOW: No ethical physician is going to give you such advice, since you are clearly depressed and i believe that this question is your cry for help. There a ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience in Psychiatry
Different: Everyone is different. It also depends upon why you are having difficulty with sleep. If you suffer insomnia talk to your doctor about this. There ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Work w/your doctor: For this question, it's best to work with your own physician so that you and s/he can be on the same page together. You need to be followed so that h ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
43 years experience in Psychiatry
Not recommended: Seroquel (quetiapine) is an anti-psychotic medication used for serious psychiatric disorders. It is not recommended as a sleeping aid. Talk to your pc ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Ambien (zolpidem): It is approved for short term use of 4-5 weeks but in reality is used long term for people who suffer from chronic anxiety. It is up to the prescribe ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Yes-with chronic use: Good question. The "z drugs" disrupt sleep less than benzodiazepines but there is evidence that there is some disruption with chronic use that becomes ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
14 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Actually, Ambien and Lunesta (eszopiclone) are benzodiazepines they have more specific activity for selective receptors directed at sedation, and have ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
27 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Yes it can be habit forming. Other sleeping agents are not. Ask your dr if any options exist for you.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
47 years experience in Psychiatry
Not fun: Usually the strategy is to slowly taper off the benzo and use a long-acting one, and sometimes it's really, really slow. Here's a trick i sometimes su ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
26 years experience in Pain Management
No: No.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Klonopin (clonazepam) addiction: Good question. For vulnerable people, the pleasurable sensations that make addictive drugs disastrously attractive occur when Dopamine levels in the ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience in Neurosurgery
Could be: Klonopin (clonazepam) and other benzodiazepines are occasionally used for restless leg syndrome (rls), so that upon withdrawal, symptoms would be expe ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
It is safe: no drug interactions between these two drugs. It is a very common combination.
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