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A 30-year-old male asked:

can i take 10 mg of melatonin as well as 10 mg of ambien (zolpidem) so i can get a good night sleep?

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Dr. Ernest Fischer
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 11 years experience
Maybe: Melatonin is more a sleep cycle medicine then a true sleep aid. While people dose up to 12 mg I don't think you get much more benefit than 3-5 mg. I am not a fan of Ambien (zolpidem). It works well in the short run but does not deal with the underlying sleep problems and has multiple side effects. If both were rx'd and you are desperate - yes it will be ok, though I don't think it is a long term solution.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Does 1/2 of 5mg Ambien (zolpidem) with 1 mg of melatonin work to help sleep?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
For some people it: Does. Please discuss this with your prescribing provider. Take care.
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A 27-year-old female asked:

I am currently taking half of a 10 mg ambien (zolpidem) but after a while it no longer helps with sleep. My question is can i also take 10 mg of melatonin?

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Dr. Anthony Armineous
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Sleep hygiene : Ambien (zolpidem) is not recommended for long term use, you develop tolerance After a period of time. The best advise I can give is to develop what is called a sleep hygiene , I mean by that is going to bed every night @ the same time and waking up every morning @ the same time, avoid any stimulus including TV, computers, smart phones. I also recommend avoiding sleeping aids, like in your case Ambien (zolpidem).

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