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can i take ambien when on suboxone

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Carlberg
18 years experience Psychiatry
Dual diagnosis: I recommend not taking ambien (zolpidem) and suboxone. Withdrawal and insomnia is part of the process of withdrawal. Taking another potentially addict ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Individualized : These types of questions are best answered by the prescribing doctor as each scenario and each patient is unique. It is extremely rare to encounter a ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Ambien and suboxone: Ambien works on a type of benzodiazepine receptor. It is not recommended to take any Benzo or Benzo type drug with an opioid.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, but only 5 mg: Ambien (zolpidem) is safe with suboxone, but the allowable dose for women is now 5 mg.Best wishes.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience Psychiatry
How much xanax (alprazolam)?: Might b okay to take a small amt but might accomplish more by increasing zolpidem and/or trying another sedative.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
14 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Yes, they don't interact and work through different biological pathways.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Fietsam
34 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes. Low doses: Increased sedation and decreased breathing are possible complications. Use low doses
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: There is no problem taking melatonin at night, while also on fluoxetine. I see you're also on amitriptylene, though. Depending on the dose, this can ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
51 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: It can relax you.
A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
17 years experience Psychiatry
Getting off suboxone: It sounds like you were started on Suboxone after taking other prescribed opiates (including oxycodone) with a plan to taper the Suboxone and come off ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes, you can. Xanax (alprazolam) is not a sleep medicine per se but can help with sleep. It is also habit forming so don't take if it is not helping a ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: If you take Xanax (alprazolam) regularly likely not a problem. Meclizine can make some people drowsy, so I would try a dose in a setting and at a time ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
34 years experience Family Medicine
Not a good idea: Any of the three may cause drowsiness-the combination definately will. There are also anticholinergic side effetcs which may be cumulative; dry mouth, ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: These meds do not interact.
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A 80-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
No interactions.: There are no significant interactions with those two medicines, but only your doctor knows if they're appropriate for you.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Would not advise it: These are all sedating drugs, and may work in either an additive or synergistic way. Even if only additive, the accumulated effect may be excessive s ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
42 years experience Addiction Medicine
Opiate addiction: Suboxone may be used as a maintenance medication to support recovery from opiate addiction.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Celexa (citalopram): No harmful adverse interactions.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
As long as: You are not sedated. You need to be thinking coherently with good reaction times. There are some people who have residual grogginess with these medic ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: Better than smoking.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Mixing drugs: Taking two different sedatives at the same time is never healthy.
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Dr. Fred Coleman
46 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
A day?: If you are taking Methadone and are switching to suboxone, you just switch over (the doc prescribing it should be able to calculate an approximate dos ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Gaffney
24 years experience Psychiatry
Vicodin: Generally, Vicodin & Zoloft (sertraline) do not significantly interact with each other (especially at low doses). Hope that helps!
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Coleman
46 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
1-2 months: Both lithium and Klonopin (clonazepam) have known fetal risks, though they are relatively low. While it is nice to be off meds during conception and p ... Read More
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