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What are the signs of being of ambien (zolpidem) addiction?

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
See below: When you are using more and more and sleeping less and less...Also many patients use them through the day as a tranquilizer.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Ambien (zolpidem) addiction: symptoms include: you increase the dose higher than prescribed, you take the medication during the day and you use multiple doctors to Rx Ambien (zolpidem). If you have these symptoms, you are not alone, and should ask your doctor for help.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

How do you stop Ambien (zolpidem) addiction?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Ambien (zolpidem): Work with your doctor on tapering, and applying sleep hygeine techniques.
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A 27-year-old member asked:

How do I overcome Ambien (zolpidem) addiction?

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Dr. Emily Lu
Dr. Emily Luanswered
Family Medicine 7 years experience
Talk to your doctor: In general, overcoming addictions to sedatives like Ambien (zolpidem) requires tapering the dose slowly so as to avoid severe withdrawal side effects like seizures. Your doctor can counsel you on how to taper the drug effectively from your current dose and provide you with other medications that may be used to make the tapering process easier.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What can my doctor do if I have Ambien (zolpidem) addiction?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Ambien (zolpidem) addiction: Your doc. Can gradually taper Ambien (zolpidem) over 1 week while use sleep hygiene & natural sleep aids such as kava kava or vallerien or melatonin.

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