A 35-year-old member asked:
Is ambien (zolpidem) safe to take for jet lag, what is the best time to take it?
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Dr. Shaym Puppalaanswered
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Melatonin: Ambien (zolpidem) has been studied and found to have some benefit for jet lag, however i generally recommend melatonin taken 30 minutes before the intended bedtime; it is better tolerated and a more natural way to adjust to a new time zone.
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Dr. Vikas Duvvurianswered
Psychiatry 18 years experience
See below: Yes, Ambien (zolpidem) is prescribed to regularize the sleep cycle and it is safe as the fda has tested it for short-term use for inability to fall asleep. However, the elderly and those with other medical problems or sedating medications are at greater risk of side effects, including daytime sleepiness.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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