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is ambien safe for long term use

A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Melatonin?: You can always try Melatonin, but first you’d need to get off Ambien. With your story, tolerance/addiction are real concerns, and the best bet in tha ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Sleep study: If you require substantial doses of Ambien to sleep, get a sleep study before trying additional medications.
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
OTC or prescription: melatonin. Bach Rescue Sleep. Chelated magnesium, 3 speed fan on middle speed to make white noise background. Hope this helps. HRS, MD, FACC

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
The : The recent study you are most likely alluding to does not establish an actual cause and effect relationship. It is not known if the sleep medications ... Read More
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Dr. Chad Levitt
21 years experience Radiation Oncology
No.: While Ambien (zolpidem) can lead to developing a tolerance and some form of dependence when used for long periods of time routinely, it does not have ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Hard to believe: The british medical journal published in 2012 a study claiming that mortality is triple for people taking sleeping pills as opposed to those who don't ... Read More
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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
38 years experience Psychiatry
Only one year: Ambien (zolpidem) seems safe for most people, but it clearly can have dependence and occational tolerance with loss of benefit and withdrawal insomnia ... Read More
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Dr. Jose Rafael Marquina
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Ambien (zolpidem): Yes now low doses of Ambien (zolpidem) sublingual are available (intermezzo).
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
No way: Ambien (zolpidem) does NOT cause Alzheimer's or any other dementia. Disregard the buffoonery expressed online.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phyllis Daen
60 years experience Clinical Psychology
Ambien (zolpidem) vs melatonin: ambien (zolpidem) does not facilitate a normal sleep cycle. It is helpful for a short period but after that it is better to use natural remedies like ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Goodstein
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
No and yes: While there is no evidence that Ambien (zolpidem) is a cause f cancer, there is plenty of evidence that long term use of Ambien (zolpidem) has caused ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Ambien (zolpidem): I have come to the belief that Ambien (zolpidem) may have been one of the most dangerous drugs ever developed. It does not provide full rem sleep or r ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
No: Taken correctly as your doctor prescribes, Ambien (zolpidem) will not shorten your life span. It is for temporary sleep support only. Whoever told y ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
28 years experience Family Medicine
May work better: Ambient CR is a slightly higher dose than the regular ambien (zolpidem) and it is a controlled release (CR) so that the medicine is enters your bloods ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
52 years experience Addiction Medicine
Nothing lasting.: Nothing really. Most people say that even after a week , it fails to put them to sleep. When you discontinue, there maybe a rebound insomnia. Some peo ... Read More
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