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what happens if you take ambien and stay awake

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
The best thing to do: is not to drive anywhere or to handle dangerous equipment until sedation has worn off. These things can happen - just need to keep yourself safe unt ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Sleeping Pills: Lunesta (eszopiclone) 1 mg is a starting low dose. It sounds like its not strong enough for you. Ambian 5 mg is also a starting low dose. It goes u ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
22 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe not as effect.: You may be becoming sensitized meaning it will not work as good. You need to discuss with your doctor other options.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Please don't : Overdose yourself. If you are having this type of problem, encourage you to see a sleep specialist. A polysomnogram may be recommended as well.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Horacio Capote
Specializes in Psychiatry
See your Neurologist: It sounds like you may need a sleep study & further evaluation. For instance if you have sleep apnea, you may be at risk for further cerebral vascula ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
No: These meds have similar use and taking them together could be too sedating. Do not take together!!!
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Ambien (zolpidem) plus Vicodin: Vicodin for pain plus Ambien (zolpidem) for sleep is not contraindicated, only possible drawback is sleeping extra hours, hence recommend half dose Am ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox answered
13 years experience Psychiatry
Less effective: It's possible the medication may be less effective.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moranville
35 years experience Psychiatry
Why: If you mean at the same time they defeat the purpose of each other. Red Bull and other energy drinks have caffeine which is a stimulant. They also hav ... Read More

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