A 30-year-old female asked:
If i jus had a seizure could i still take ambien (zolpidem) to sleep or should i wait until i see what the neurologist says about why i had the seizure first ?
2 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Goldieanswered
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
Careful: A seizure should make you sleep well without need for medicine. I assume you are prone to seizures and are being treated in an on-going manner. If not, you need urgent evaluation. If so, review your day. Did you miss your medication? Stress, toxic reaction, bad drugs, infection, what may be happening? Do not just sleep it off!
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Dr. Olav Jarenanswered
Neurology 21 years experience
Prob ok: Ambien (zolpidem) was probably not the cause of the seizure, and if you do not use a lot of it, it should not affect their plan for finding the cause of the seizure and treating you.
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Last updated May 20, 2016
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