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can i take 1mg of melatonin with 5 mg of zolpidem tartrate

A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangal answered
42 years experience Sleep Medicine
You could, but why?: You probably could, but why would you want to? Taken occasionally, zolpidem is a good medicine for help with falling asleep (but not staying asleep). ... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
No: This is the maximum dose and should be taken only on as needed basis , it is habit forming and if u take it every day will stop working.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raid Saco
Dr. Raid Saco answered
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: It is safe to take both as there are no interactions between those 2 medicines.
A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
If prescribed, safe: If your doctor has assessed your needs and prescribed zolpidem for you, it's safe to take intermittently. It's intended to make you drowsy and fall a ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Lunesta (eszopiclone): Not without approval of the doctor(s) who prescribed it for you.
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Not recommended: Narcotic analgesics are the most efficacious agents available for relief of acute pain. The list of medication that you presented is for the chronic c ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
52 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes.: I may have already answered it but neglected to address the Melatonin. If the Olanzapine alone controls your anxiety and other psychotic symptoms, you ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: But not at the same time, separate the doses
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Possible medication: Interaction per drugs.Com medication interaction checker: " dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience some ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Srur
41 years experience Psychiatry
Not recommended: You are already on a number of sedating medications including Klonopin (3mg?) which is a very similar drug to xanax (alprazolam)
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A female asked:
Dr. Ernest Fischer
10 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Were both Rx-ed?: If the doctor that prescribed each knew about the other then they thought it was ok. Each is not without its risks and if you can get by with just one ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ruth Seaman
25 years experience Psychiatry
Depends: If you took them to harm yourself, please seek care. There is always hope and help is available for the asking. Physically, it depends on your healt ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Smith
39 years experience Psychiatry
Bad idea: You would be compounding your use of benzodiazepines. Talk with your prescriber about treating your symptoms with only one.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Lorazepam is a controlled substance. Any changes in the way you take your medicine should be agreeable with your physician who should be informed befo ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Drug abuse: If you are using doses four times above normal; or are using these daily; then you have built up a tolerance and are most likely addicted. Addiction i ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
34 years experience Family Medicine
Melatonin plus: It is safe to add melatonin to klonopin (clonazepam) if your doctor has advised klonopin (clonazepam).
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Probably okay: They may be additive in producing drowsiness or sleep. . You are better off using melatonin by itself for sleep, as ativan (lorazepam) is mainly an a ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: There does not seem to be an interaction between these two compounds.
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Makes no sense: they are both similar drugs. It is highly unlikely a doctor prescribed both at the same time. This implies, multiple prescribers. so, no.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Sedation: Not indicated and may cause marked sedation.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Enrique Madrigal-segura
53 years experience Psychiatry
Natural products: It would be perfectly OK, as melatonine is a natural product that helps your own similar substance work in sleep physiology and "bring down the curtai ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Baker
13 years experience Neurology
Yea: Yes these are safe to take for most adults as prescribed or per directions. No interactions significant.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
That is a lot: Of sedatives & not frequently used together...would clarify with prescriber
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes: But it is a huge dose and you may do better with 3 mg + antihist + other "natural" sleep aids.
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