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how long should i wait to take a ambien after drinking alcohol

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
One day, minimum: Alcohol and Ambien (zolpidem) are both central nervous system depressants; their additive effect can be dangerous, even fatal. If you run across someo ... Read More
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Maybe alcohol is the: Problem. Alcohol is a short-acting sedative, and regular use of alcohol is a major cause of insomnia. If this is your situation, you need to look at ... Read More

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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesse Mills
20 years experience Urology
Don't have to: There's no waiting period for food and alcohol with Cialis but don't have more than a couple of drinks.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol & Medication: Depending on amount of alcohol consumed & what type of medications. Usually, moderate consumption of alcohol when taken within 1-2 hours of sedating o ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Rochester
26 years experience Family Medicine
Should be ok: If your last drink of alcohol was 3hrs ago, should be fine to take.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Be careful: Theres no specific time or alcohol level i could quote as alcohol reacts differently with everyone. Alprazolam and alcohol share some of the same rece ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
43 years experience Cardiology
Possibly not to drin: You shouldnot be mmixing medicines with alcohol.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Deitrick
45 years experience General Surgery
No alcohol: Avoid all alcohol until you have completed the prescribed course of antibiotic.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
You are only 17: You are under age to drink alcohol in united states.but if it is a theoretical question then I will answer it. One is advised not to drink alcohol wi ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raju Indukuri
45 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol: It is better not to drink while taking ambien (zolpidem). If you have to limit to 1-2 drinks.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
55 years experience Internal Medicine
Butrans n alcohol: Not a good combination, especially with ambien!

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