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Are there any studies regarding long term use of small doses of ambien (zolpidem) to treat insomnia ?

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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Only one year: Ambien (zolpidem) seems safe for most people, but it clearly can have dependence and occational tolerance with loss of benefit and withdrawal insomnia. I have had several patients get more depressed and even suicidal on daily use. Other problems include sleep walking, eating and even accidents driving. You should go straight to bed after taking. Most people don't get tired but just fall asleep.
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Dr. Jose Rafael Marquina
Pulmonary Critical Care 32 years experience
Ambien (zolpidem): Yes now low doses of Ambien (zolpidem) sublingual are available (intermezzo).
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