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A 35-year-old member asked:

Does ambien (zolpidem) cr work on the first night?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Ambien (zolpidem) CR: Usually it does, better than regular ambien, (zolpidem) keeping in mind that right after taking Ambien (zolpidem) you should put your head on pillow & rest.
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 58 years experience
Yes: Sounds like you have some concern; a frank discussion with your physician is the first step.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

When Ambien (zolpidem) doesn't work any longer?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Jacobson
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
Temazepam ; Desyrel (trazodone): Temazepam and trazodone (desyrel) remain excellent options if you need long=term medicinal insomnia treatment. You can also try cbti, psychotherapy to teach you how to fall asleep without medication. There are also plenty of sleep apps noted on this site and can be helpful and look up one of dr. Heidi fowler's excellent sleep hygiene responses on this site. Best wishes.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Thanks so much Dr. Jacobson. Coming from you - I feel very complimented.
Jan 1, 2014
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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You are quite welcome Dr. Fowler.
Jan 1, 2014
Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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