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A 34-year-old member asked:

can i take ambien (zolpidem) with depression medication desipramine and celexa?

5 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Yes: Restoration of sleep is very important in the overall treatment of depression. Ambien (zolpidem) can be a very helpful medication to help people fall asleep. Make sure you understand the side effects and precautions before starting it.
Dr. Mark Shukhman
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: Ambien (zolpidem) works on totally different set of receptors. The medications do not interact. On the other hand, not on the depression itself, but also antidepressant medications can disturb sleep architecture. Many people need additional sleep medications and there are studies showings that adding a sleeping pill improve the treatment outcome.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Yes: Ambien (zolpidem) is safe in normally prescribed doses with your medications.
Dr. Mark Shukhman
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
are you sure you want to take desipramine and celexa?
Jun 9, 2012
Dr. Andrew Ho
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Same doctor gave it?: You better make sure the same doctor who gave you desipramine and Celexa knows you are planning to take Ambien (zolpidem) too. If more than one doctor gave you these medications, then you are going to get in trouble because all these medications work on the brain and interact. I highly recommend you pick one doctor and make sure he/she recommends you take all three before you proceed.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Ambien (zolpidem): For short-term treatment of insomnia, yes.

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