U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
CA
A 28-year-old female asked:

Is it okay to take prescribed ambien (zolpidem) within a few hours of drinking caffeine?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Fietsam
Thoracic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes, but...: You are creating a rollercoaster type of behavior which suggests pending addiction. The Ambien (zolpidem) won't work as well, plus, more and more reports of memory loss are coming out with Ambien (zolpidem) use. Ambien (zolpidem) has been linked to date rape, sleepwalking, and even a couple cases of unremembered murder. Please reconsider your actions.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Not recommended: as caffeine is a stimulant and Ambien (zolpidem) is a tranquilizer. You are creating a roller coaster effect on your body which is harmful. Rather than using Anbien decrease caffiene intake ( more than 100mg a day causes sleep problems). And try other sleep hygiene techniques rather than using a tranquilizer.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Related questions

A 33-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
A 41-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 41-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Jun 24, 2014
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.