A 54-year-old male asked:
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is ambien (zolpidem) considered a narcatic?

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Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Sedative hypnotic not opioid. Controlled substance with many of the same controls.
Answered on Jan 24, 2014
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Dr. Tariq Halim
13 years experience Psychiatry
Category IV: Ambien, the brand name for zolpidem, is a category IV controlled substance per the controlled substances act determined by the dea and fda. That means that zolpidem, like other benzodiazepines and their "relatives" have a potential for abuse/dependence.
Answered on May 3, 2016
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Ambien (zolpidem): Is a sedative-hypnotic drug, not narcotic.
Answered on Dec 10, 2012

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