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can you take Ambien and lunesta together

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
No: These meds have similar use and taking them together could be too sedating. Do not take together!!!
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
27 years experience Psychiatry
No: Ask your dr first. Do not add sleeping agents without asking your prescribing dr.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Only if you have at : Least 8 more hours to devote toward sleep & it is prescribed for you that way. Please be aware, however that unusual sleep behaviors can occur with us ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Thanks for asking!: Better option is another 2 mg. Lunesta (eszopiclone). Let your doctor know.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Would not advise: It is NOT a wise idea to mix sleeping pills as there is a distinct risk of possible apnea. Please contact your physician today and find out why you h ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
31 years experience Sleep Medicine
Ambien (zolpidem) CR: You can take Ambien CR which has little longer half life or just take Lunesta (eszopiclone) before sleep. These two hypnotics are quite useful for sle ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Sleeping Pills: Lunesta (eszopiclone) 1 mg is a starting low dose. It sounds like its not strong enough for you. Ambian 5 mg is also a starting low dose. It goes u ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
27 years experience Psychiatry
No: Stop it, please. Adding more sleeping agents without consulting your prescribing dr is always wrong. Rather go back to the office and ask what other m ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
9 years experience Family Medicine
Lunesta: It is not recommended to increase the dose more than 3 mg per day. Discuss management of insomnia with your physician who prescribed it to you.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moranville
35 years experience Psychiatry
Why: If you mean at the same time they defeat the purpose of each other. Red Bull and other energy drinks have caffeine which is a stimulant. They also hav ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
28 years experience Family Medicine
50 mg is max: 50mg is the max recommended dose for insomnia using doxylamine. I would recommend consulting your physician for an exam - possibly even a psychiatris ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brent Peters
19 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Consider evaluation: The key to treating insomnia is finding the underlying cause. Some patients have insomnia because they are born with it but most patients have insomni ... Read More

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