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can I take ativan with ambien

A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Ambien (zolpidem) and ativan: At risk for excess sedation; be careful; judgement will be slowed and a bit impaired; don't drive; b e with someone; take no alcohol;
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
43 years experience Psychiatry
Caution: Ambien (zolpidem) is not intended for long-term sleep problems. You may be developing tolerance to 10 mg dose already. You're also taking Ativan and C ... Read More
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A 87-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience Family Medicine
Not a good idea.: If you take ambien, (zolpidem) who is going to watch her at night. This might be a time to think of placement if she is awake all night and sleeps in ... Read More
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Stress: You are to be congratulated for your dedication to your wife as this is a huge burden. Would not recommend Ambien due to sleep walking risk and relat ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Ament
57 years experience Psychiatry
USUALLY: Of course it depends on what kind of brain trauma is involved. This concern should be taken up with the prescribing doctor who may not think one is ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
47 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Ativan is short-acting. It's gone from your system in 8 hours or so. Both Ambien (zolpidem) and Ativan can cause tolerance and dependence if taken too ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Sleeping Pill: Let me see if I understand your question correctly. You are taking a sleeping pill and you are concerned that they make you groggy.That is what they ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Precursers: Please do not take any medications that have been taken together unless prescribed by your doctor. Call your doctor for further advice! Please let m ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Maybe: If used at same time, sleep depth and duration will increase, maybe dangerously. People who have developed tolerance to one or both drugs will have le ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
Not sure: I am not sure anyone can answer that question.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Ambien: Ambien can lead to good quality sleep. I can not tell you if it will give you the desired effect. Ativan is an anxiolytic medication. I am hopeful for ... Read More
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