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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Valium/Ambien: Excess sedation, confusion, drowsiness next day.
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Prescribed or not?: If you are on prescribed benzodiazepines, your doctor and pharmacist should be the best ones to give you advice, since they know your medical history ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Ambien (zolpidem): Ambien (zolpidem) should be taken no longer than a few days in a row. You need to coordinate your care with one MD if you have access to 3 different C ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elise Sadoun
13 years experience Family Medicine
Ask your doctor: Dd your doctor prescribe these to be taken all at once? The combo of valium and Ambien is deadly. Please don't take them together tonight, and call yo ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience Psychiatry
Depending on the: Doses, yes you can. I would not use both at bedtime, only the temazepam.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience Psychiatry
Probably: These medications are both in the same class and may potentiate one another. If your doctor has prescribed both then s/he has probably already consid ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No: This would not be a recommended combination as both are benzodiazepines. I cannot think of any reason to take both together and the interaction could ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Austina Cho
25 years experience Psychiatry
Can cause sedation.: In addition to acetaminophen, Naproxen or ibuprofen, midol contains pyrilamine which is an anti-histamine. It can cause drowsiness and dizziness which ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Lunesta/Xanax: Mixing anxiety medication with sleep medication can cause excess sedation & next morning drowsiness, depending on dosages.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
41 years experience Psychiatry
yes: In my practice I have many patients taking Ambien (zolpidem) to sleep who also take some form of anti-inflammatory medicine for arthritis or other joi ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Klonopin (clonazepam): No. Both are benzodiazepine group of meds.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Rubin
39 years experience Psychiatry
Not a good idea: Both of these medications puts the person at risk for falling, toxicity, CNS adverse events, and other complications. Xanax (alprazolam) is a drug tha ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hatem Nour
27 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: It will give stronger sedating effect, if either one of these medication is not helping alone.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Fietsam
34 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: They work along two different pathways, so technically they are safe. If you smoke cigarettes, the effectiveness of melatonin is reduced.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Yes: There is no contraindications in taking Naproxen and xanax (alprazolam) together.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Yes: There should be no problem taking these medications together. Remember that Aleve (naproxen) should be taken with food. Feel better and get some good ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cady
31 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Yes.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Srur
41 years experience Psychiatry
Separate if possible: Be aware that both medications can cause .Drowsiness and that the effects are additive.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berkowitz
33 years experience Psychiatry
Probably: Co-codamol is a combination of Codeine and acetaminophen. Neither of those medications are absolutely contraindicated with the use of amitriptyline. Y ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
14 years experience Psychiatry
Talk to your doctor: They can interact and result in excessive sedation, you should really talk to your doctor if you are taking both.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Gaffney
24 years experience Psychiatry
Probably: Alprazolam and azithromycin are not contraindicated. If you'd like more info - you can check out rxlist.com for a drug interaction checker or consult ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes, if Rx'ed by Dr: If your dr recommends this, it can be used together. If you have questions or concerns, you should always ask them to your prescriber, and can also as ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience Psychiatry
Not advised: Ativan (lorazepam) and Restoril (temazepam) are both benzodiazepine tranquilizers. Their effects can add together in a potentially dangerous way. Th ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
As prescribed: By your doctor yes.
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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