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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Smith
40 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
19 years experience Psychiatry
Under supervision: Highly recommended that you taper under a doctor's/provider's supervision. Not only can there by uncomfortable withdrawals, medications like Xanax/alp ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
Specializes in Family Medicine
Maybe :-): I have treated many patients with mental health issues that also cause insomnia. There are many people who will always need something to help them sle ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Salman Saeed
33 years experience Neurology
Insomnia: If you have taken Ambien (zolpidem) for long. You probably taper it slowly. If you were taking 10 mg, you can take 5 mg for 4 weeks then taper down to ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Maybe: In the US Ambien is a controlled medication used for insomnia. Mixing medications without your prescribers knowledge is not recommended. It does go ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Work w/your doctor: For this question, it's best to work with your own physician so that you and s/he can be on the same page together. You need to be followed so that h ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Since rebound : Insomnia should really be the only concern, a trial with Ambien (zolpidem) could certainly be warranted. Beware of the potential risk of amnesia with ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
45 years experience Family Medicine
Sleepy not sneezy?: Ambien (zolpidem) will help you sleep; Claritin d will help with nasal allergy symptoms, but sometimes can cause restlessness and difficulty sleeping.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
32 years experience Psychiatry
Unsafe & addictive: Might be life threatening. If u or somebody u know have been taking it, call 911. Otherwise my advice: stay away from it.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Insomnia: Ambien (zolpidem) treats insomnia, but not curatively. It is a symptom management tool only, to be used on a temporary basis. If your insomnia is lo ... Read More
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