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can you take ambien and melatonin together

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
44 years experience Child Psychiatry
Melatonin and Ambien (zolpidem): do not have significant interaction. Melatonin (OTC) has a role in regulation of the sleep-wake cycle. May dose up to 20 mg/d. Ambien (zolpidem) (pres ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Better not: Try one at a time, and don't combine with ambien, (zolpidem) best wishes
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
You could, but: I fear that you are getting into a rather bad sleep/ medication cycle which will eventuate in medication tolerance, and worsening sleep. This is very ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sleep issues.: See you are already on Ativan at night & am for anxiety. Ambien (zolpidem) is a sleep medication that is designed for short term use. However, many p ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Armineous
33 years experience Internal Medicine
Sleep hygiene : Ambien (zolpidem) is not recommended for long term use, you develop tolerance After a period of time. The best advise I can give is to develop what i ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: It is fine to take some melatonin to try and help you taper off the ambien (zolpidem). Getting off the ambien (zolpidem) is a great idea. It can disru ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Fischer
10 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Maybe: Melatonin is more a sleep cycle medicine then a true sleep aid. While people dose up to 12 mg I don't think you get much more benefit than 3-5 mg. I a ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Tolerance: Ambien (zolpidem) fails to work forever. It is a dangerous and unhealthy choice for chronic sleep problems. It does not allow one taking it to get ful ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Insomnia: The best way to initially combat insomnia is proper sleep hygiene. Be sure to exercise and eat healthy throughout the day, don`t drink caffeine 6 hrs ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Ambien (zolpidem) Misinformed?: You may need to learn how to sleep again. Without any pills. It may take a few sleepless nights for your brain to readjust to normality off all sleep ... Read More
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