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A 45-year-old member asked:

I am on imipramine 50mg for depression. is it safe to take sleeping pill (zolpidem pills)?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Blumenfield
Psychiatry 58 years experience
Not always safe: It is perfectly possible to safely take both medications. On the other hand they both have the potential to sedate and in some people the combination could cause over sedation. This could be especially true if another sedating medication or alcohol were in the mix. It is always best to review all your medications with the treating physician whenever a new medicine is being prescribed.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Yes.: Particularly at that low dose.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Imipramine: Not sure of your age or other medications taken along with these two. Best to consult your physician who prescribed them.

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