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In ambien (zolpidem) for 2 wks. was 5 mg but doc upped to 7.5 2 days ago. very dizzy this afternoon. possibly med related? been 19 hrs since last dose.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

I don't know if : Your dizziness is related to your medication. Dizziness/ light headedness and sedation can occur. If chronic sleep medication is needed then there are many options besides ambien (zolpidem). Ensure you are using excellent sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs.

Answered 12/19/2013

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