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A 26-year-old male asked about a 28-year-old female:

If you take ambien (zolpidem) for two months daily will you become addicted?

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Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Some do: Ambien (zolpidem) use can lead to physical addiction. It can also lead to psychological addiction. Discuss options with your doctor.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

How long will it take to become resistant to ambien (zolpidem)?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Fox
Psychiatry 16 years experience
Unknown: My experience has been that people do not really become resistant to it so much as they become reliant on it. Few people need doses higher than 10mg and typically don't routinely need higher doses of the medication over time. Technically, it should be used in the short term, but practically there are many people on it for longer periods of time (years) - there is little known about long term fx.
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