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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
No: Ambien (zolpidem) is for people age 18 or older. If your physician is experienced he or she could elect to use off label.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Ambien (zolpidem): Not safe, not approved, although off-label use in under 18 years of age has been reported.

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: There is no interaction between the two drugs.
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Dr. Diana Bradley
25 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: If it is ok for you to take either med alone, then you can take them together. You have no liver abnormalities, right?
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Shelf life: All meds have a shelf life. Best source is drugs.com
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Yes: All drugs have an expiration date based on stability studies performed. On your prescription bottle, there should be a date of expiration; if you hav ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Zolpidem (ambien): Ambien is extremely habit forming SE include Dizziness, Headache, Drowsiness, Hallucinations, Memory disorder, Muscle pains, Flu like symptoms. Can ha ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Melatonin?: You can always try Melatonin, but first you’d need to get off Ambien. With your story, tolerance/addiction are real concerns, and the best bet in tha ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
45 years experience 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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
33 years experience Psychiatry
Insomnia: Ambien (zolpidem) has an indication for the short term treatment of insomnia. In clinical practice is not only used on a short-term basis.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
32 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Sedative hypnotic not opioid. Controlled substance with many of the same controls.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
32 years experience 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Insomnia: Ambien (zolpidem) treats insomnia, but not curatively. It is a symptom management tool only, to be used on a temporary basis. If your insomnia is lo ... Read More
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