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Can I take ativan with ambien

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Ususally safe: If the medications were prescribed this is usually ok. I say that because i was once prescribed a benzodiazepine for a back injury - and slept for ove... Read More
Dr. Robert Olsen
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Yes.: If you have healthy kidneys, Ativan has a duration of less than 24 hours in the body after ingestion, and an effective anti-anxiety duration of 6-9 ... Read More

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A 87-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
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
Neurology 53 years experience
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
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 43 years experience
INSOMNIA: Getting good night's sleep is important for physical & mental health. Insomnia might be due to several reasons. Have a physical exam to rule out i... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Ament
59 years experience
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
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 43 years experience
INSOMNIA: Getting good night's sleep is important for physical & mental health. Insomnia might be due to several reasons. Check with your Neurologist. If cl... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
49 years experience
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
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 34 years experience
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 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
Your question sounds: like there may not be a prescribing physician involved with this, or at least you don't say anything about the advice of that physician. Benzodiazepin... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramneesh Trehan
Neurology 37 years experience
No. It is also a BRA: Ambien (zolpidem) is a Benzodiazepine Receptor Agonist .Acts at the SAME receptor, GABA, that Ativan & Klonopin (benzodiazepines ) do. ALL are a... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melissa Conner
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Switch improvement: Ambien (zolpidem) is a much better med for sleep than Ativan as it lasts longer and is considered less addicting. Celexa may help anxiety or mood symp... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Ambien (zolpidem): Yes, if prescribed. Sorry about your pet.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Ativan (lorazepam): As prescribed, and along with counseling, yes.