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A 43-year-old member asked:

How does ambien (zolpidem) work with or without food?

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Dr. Cyma Khalily
Psychiatry 36 years experience
ABSORPTION: The issue involves absorption so if empty stomach absorption more rapid. After food and the stomach coated and absorption is slower.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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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 Dec 9, 2013
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