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Is it bad to take ambien every night

A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Smith
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Possibly: Tolerance may or may not develop. Some depends on what you are taking it for, what other medicines you are taking, and how well it is working.
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Max dose is 10mg: You also have other options for sleep, adding melatonin would be 1 suggestion. It is not meant for long term use. All the best.

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) vs ambien: If you can do without neither, would be better, or use only short term. Both can cause tolerance (you need more to get the same effect), so better sta... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Scuba
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 26 years experience
Narcotics: The narcotic is prescribed for back pain and it is not a sleep medication. Adding Ambien (zolpidem) to it is not wise as it is indicated for short te... Read More
Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
Sleep Medicine 19 years experience
Advise against it: Hydrocodone can cause somnolence for some, but not all. It should not be used to help treat insomnia. Taking Ambien (zolpidem) is also not a good habi... Read More
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Hydrocodone: is a narcotic pain medication and in conjunction with Ambien (zolpidem) can cause fatal drug-drug reactions. H-C is NOT a sleeping pill and it seems t... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Combination medicati: Yes, it is OK to take all of them together as prescribed by your doctor.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 37 years experience
It depends: On what happens to you. In some people, Ambien (zolpidem) can cause a rapid heart rate as a side effect. This may or may not happen to you. In gene... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
No: If you may be pregnant, avoid all unnecessary meds, alcohol, illicit drugs, tobacco. You want a healthy baby!
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
It's not the best: sleeping medication is generally recommended for short-term use, generally 3-6 months. Insomnia is caused by something, and your sleep problems shoul... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
Psychiatry 45 years experience
Depends: Only take one Ambien (zolpidem) 10 mg tablet: if prescribed by your doctor who's aware of any other meds you may also take. Talk to prescribing docto... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Ambien: That is well over the recommended dose. Did you doctor prescribe this as an off-label dose for you? Please only take your ambien how it was prescribed... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Smith
Psychiatry 41 years experience
No "best" way.: A common way would be to take 5 mg for about a week and then stop. That would certainly avoid withdrawal effects. But you may find that you have tro... Read More